28 Mar 2003 19:35:34 SE Asia Standard Time
got back from Rayong...here is the long and short about
the attached pictures:
is eating this concoction made of rice, black beans and coconut
milk. It is stuffed into a bamboo branch and cooked over a
wood fire. The Thai's say if you eat too many you will get
of Kevin, me and my Thai kindergarten teacher that I will
be working along side.
to Rayong was for all of the Thai teachers and since we were
not doing anything the director of the school asked us to
come along. We were the only farangs (Thai word meaning Frenchmen,
the universal word for Westerner.) The retreat was a pep rally
for the Thai teachers since school starts on Monday 31st.
a lot of games and it was hard because we didn't know the
rules but we were out there trying our best to try and do
something that looked like we knew what we were doing. It
next to a huge durian fruit. We call it the stinky fruit but
the Thai's also call it that because there is no denying it
STINKS! Smells like a skunk but the Thai people love it. Kevin
said it tasted soft and creamy but he had to hold his nose
while eating it. He said it tasted all right but it is sort
of awkward trying to hold your nose and eat at the same time.
was beautiful but it doesn't look that way in the picture.
I thought the tree line along the beach was cool.