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Thailand: the Wrap-up

As we walked across the border from Thailand to Cambodia, we started thinking about a few of our “tops”: Top 5 foods, Best Snacks, Modes of Transport, etc. So, as we leave Thailand, here are a few of our faves and other random things we noticed and/or learned during our two (for me) – three (for Heather and Brian) weeks in this beautiful country.

Top Five Favorite Thai Foods:

  • Tom Yum soup
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  • Thai pancakes
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  • Cheap Beer (especially Singha)
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  • Fried Rice covered in egg
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  • $1.50 lunch
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    Best Snacks for the Bus and Beach
    7/11s are all over Thailand and it’s easy to try a bunch of different things until you find what you like. Here are just a few of our favorite finds:

  • Salted Broad beans (the chili covered kinds are good, too)
  • Dried Mango
  • Dried Peas
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dewberry blueberry sandwich cookies
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    Modes of Transport

  • Airplane
  • Skyway
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Tuk Tuk
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Pick up truck
  • Pick up truck taxi
  • Catamaran
  • Long Tail
  • Travelator
  • Dive boat
  • Feet
  • Train
  • Overall impression and thoughts:
    I liked Thailand and can see why it’s a hot spot in Asia for tourists. English is spoken pretty much everywhere and the infrastructure is easy to navigate (though it may take several legs to get anywhere). The beaches are beautiful and there is no shortage of good food.

    However, I’m not sure that there’s any reason for me to return to southern Thailand any time soon. Perhaps it’s just because I’m writing this after having spent time in Cambodia, but Thailand doesn’t have anything that makes me want to return–at least not the part that I’ve seen. There are beautiful beaches in other parts of the world and while the idea of getting my dive master for a great price and getting to live cheaply while doing it is a great draw, there are other things on my list that I’d rather pursue.

    Maybe I’ll change my mind after we visit Northern Thailand, but at this point, I’m glad to have seen Thailand and I certainly understand the fuss. But, I’m happy to be further on in my travels and am glad I have the opportunity to see more of Asia.

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