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.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Multi-Purpose Vehicles

On the weekends, many villagers travel to the "city" in "dtek-dteks" which are normally used to transport workers to the rice fields. Once at the rice field, the front portion is disengaged from the bed and is used to plow the rice fields. For many villagers, these are the most common mode of transportation along with mortorcycles which are surprisingly cheap (by American standards). A brand new motorcycle costs only about a $1,000 and, of course, used ones are a lot cheaper!


At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does dtek-dteks (the word) sound any different than dek-deks?

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

Yes! The dt is a totally different letter sound. It would be similar to asking if "bet" and "pet" sound different in English.


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