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Friday, February 27th, 2004

So the other night, we went out with a Belgian dude from Jim’s Scuba diving class. We went to his hotel and another Belgian guy came with his Thai girlfriend. Jim and I had even talked about what would happen if one brought a Thai girl, and Jim thought it would be interesting anyway.
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Friday, February 27th, 2004

I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this before, well, maybe I have and I just forgot. So many people have asked Jim if he is Thai, and it seems now that he is pretty tan there are more. It is funny to us because he, obviously, is not Asian at all. But even before we left, he hypothesized that he could possibly be mistaken for a resident at almost every place we go.

At one guesthouse, the owner lady asked him if his mother was Chinese?!

And taking the cake was while we were eating at a (delicious!) Tex Mex restaurant in Kata Beach and the waitress came over and said something in Thai, and we kind of looked at her blankly, like, why on earth are you speaking Thai to us? And then another waitress next to her said, “No, not Thai!” and she thought it was so funny because she thought Jim was Thai for sure. She kept saying things in Thai to him and laughing. So that was funny.

Pitiful Patong (Men Are Pigs)

Monday, February 23rd, 2004
Well, I thought Bangkok sucked, but I realize now that at least Bangkok, for all the stink and pollution, had interesting things to see. It's my own fault for thinking Patong would be ok. The guidebook says, Yes, it is ... [Continue reading this entry]

Doing What I Do Best in Patong

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
Leave me alone for one day and I'll find some way to have an adventure, by accident. Leave it to me to turn a short walk to the post office into a hours-long sweaty, thirsty ordeal. [sigh] Yesterday we took a bus from ... [Continue reading this entry]

Island Paradise

Saturday, February 21st, 2004
snorkel.JPG We took a cheap little tour from Ao Nang called the "5 Island Tour." I don't remember any of the islands' names except Hong Island. First we got on a rickety longboat with lots ... [Continue reading this entry]

Finally BEACHES!

Friday, February 20th, 2004
Sorry I haven't posted lately-- I've been too busy hanging out on the BEACH!! Ha, ha, ha to all you suckers in the snow. So ANYWAY...we stayed at Krabi one day on the hot room and went to one of the ... [Continue reading this entry]

In Krabi

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
Again, had a whole post, internet crapped out. We are now in Krabi after a night train to Bangkok and a flight here. No beaches yet. Later!

Krabi .. what did I expect for a $5 room?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
We took the night train to Bangkok last night and arrived at the airport around 5 AM, not looking forward to spending half a day in nasty Bangkok before our flight to Krabi at 5pm. Thank heaven, we got on ... [Continue reading this entry]

Leaving Chiang Mai

Saturday, February 14th, 2004
Jim and I realized last night that we need to make our plans for getting out of here. The night train to Bangkok for tonight was full so we got one for tomorrow. Then we got a flight ... [Continue reading this entry]

Thai Cooking Class!

Saturday, February 14th, 2004
Today Jim and I partook in a cooking class through our guesthouse. (All the guesthouses around here organize cooking and trekking). Us and an Australian girl were first driven to a market where our teacher showed us a ... [Continue reading this entry]