Oct
21
2010

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Relaxing at our Bungalow

by Going Slowly

We spent a quiet day in Nakhon Nayok checking out the markets, drinking iced coffees, and eating tasty street food. We're really enjoying the relaxed pace of life here in Thailand. It is almost too easy!

Discarded Bottle Caps Tara in Thai Market Thai Market Seller Bitter Melons Thai Curry Paste Thai Market Cat Relaxing Squirrels for Sale? Iced Coffee Stand

Tomorrow, we'll either continue east towards Cambodia, or venture into the mountains for a 1000+ meter climb to Khao Yai National Park, to see our first real live jungle.


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4 comments

"It is almost too easy!"

Uncanny isn't it?

I've lived in very few places that were as easy to live in as Thailand (actually I can't think of one!). After a very stressful time in the West it was good to get to Thailand for an easier pace of life. Even with little money life is very easy in Thailand.
Posted by Tony on November 29th, 2010 at 9:51 AM
Interesting that there seem to be squirrels for sale. in 19th century America, people kept squirrels as pets and made interesting houses/cages for them. (see this example from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/210541.html?mulR=1863 or this other piece from American Folk Art @ Cooperstown http://folkartcooperstown.blogspot.com/2010/10/squirrel-cage.html). One of my colleagues did research about them, and I think that she said that as people became more and more concerned about diseases and germs, squirrels as household pets became less common. More random information than you wanted to know.
Posted by Julia on December 7th, 2010 at 3:00 AM
meant to add: Do they eat squirrels in Thailand?
Posted by Julia on December 7th, 2010 at 3:03 AM
yes they eat them... as they eat almost any animal ,even cat and dogs in the far north.
Posted by fonz on March 8th, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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