Saturday, 29 November 2008

Did you know?

I've been here for 7 weeks and 2 days now (not the only 'did you know') and have been absorbing like a pasty, foreign looking sponge with extra large bags round its eyes from lack of sleep.
  • Thais are expected to wear a yellow shirt to work on Mondays, and pink on Tuesdays in honour of the King

  • In Thailand a can of bottle of drink is cheaper than a chocolate bar

  • Thais buses operate are nationalised, privatised and private (more to come on this soon)

  • It is considered rude to consume a drink without a straw, all shops will give you one even if you only buy a carton of milk

  • The (anti-government group) PAD, currently responsible for the closure of Bangkok's major airport, the emergency relocation of Thailand's government and the estimated loss of a million jobs, has its own national television channel. As you can imagine it is fairly propaganda heavy, and certainly not English language.

  • I have not had a hot/warm shower for 7 weeks and 2 days (not one hot water molecule!)

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