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Monday, February 13, 2006

Rain on the streets of Phuket

Wait until you see the beaches, you will curse me then, haha...


  • So how do you like Phuket? Kind of a strange place. Very nice for certain things (swimming, scuba diving, etc.), but probably not the best place to experience Thai culture. Of course, you've already been to other parts of Thailand. I was in Phuket shortly before the tsunami, so I wonder if it's changed...probably not.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:28 AM  

  • Looks like you're having a good time. I'm glad to see you're getting the chance to visit more interesting places. Auburn and Atlanta are about as interesting as the trips get down at FTBGA. I must say though it's not that bad, especially considering all the complaining I had hear about it before hand. Anyway, have fun. I'll talk to you later.

    By Anonymous JC, at 10:19 PM  

  • I thought Auburn and Atlanta weren't bad myself, although I have the scars to prove it, haha... The South is quite underrated I believe, even if it can be quite bleak at times.

    As for here, Phuket and nearby areas seem to have changed quite a lot since the tsunami hit. However, it seems people are really doing their best to pull it all back together. It's quite impressive really. As for experiencing Thai culture, I really couldn't tell you too much about that. I'd probably have to go to Chiang Mai or somewhere a little less 'pharang' (foreigner) oriented. Thai food, on the other hand, is quite nice.

    By Blogger sunguh5307, at 5:42 AM  

  • Well, I haven't actually made a legitimate trip out to Atlanta just yet. But I definitely will; I get the impression it's a fun city. I'll let you know what I think of it after I get out there.

    As for Auburn, I'm not saying it's bad, but it just seemed like most other college towns.

    I actually like the South too. Fort Benning, hmmm, maybe not as much, but it's really not that bad.

    Chang Mai, eh? I didn't know you liked to 'party'. I had the impression that the foreigners who visit there end up leaving the country with things crammed in their colon. Haha...

    By Anonymous JC, at 1:49 AM  

  • Nah man, you're thinking of Pattaya and parts of Bangkok. A great beach, but the other stuff is in abundance as well. So much you can't honestly avoid it. Chiang Mai is more to the north, where a lot of the temples and palaces that represent Thai history and culture come from. The Thai's are Asian, but most of their early heritage was Indian. You can see that quickly from their written script which resembles Sanskrit and Hindi quite closely. And when you see the northern Thai's you see the physical resemblance more as well. Buddhism is a newer (relatively new being say, oh 1500 years old) thing around here.

    SE Asia is quite a place.

    By Blogger sunguh5307, at 6:45 PM  

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