Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Eve Sunset

This reminded us of a Los Angeles sunset! LA has beautiful sunsets because of the smog. Here in our part of Thailand there is no trash service. So everyone burns their trash along with leaves and branches. The combination creates a heavy soot-laden smoke filled with particles from plastic bottles and plastic bags (Thailand should be called the "Plastic Bag Capital of the World" because everything is placed in a plastic bag including soft drinks). They even burn their trash late at night and during the early morning hours before sunrise. In fact, they seem to have a fascination with fire. Bob thinks they burn everything in sight because deep inside the psyche of many Thais there is a little pyromaniac. As a result, our window screens (which are only 6 months old) have become black. It makes us wonder what it is doing to our lungs!


At 6:21 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Hmmm....above-ground black lung disease??? Hope not! The sunset is pretty anyway!

At 2:24 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

That is a beautiful picture.


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