Chiang Mai, Thailand — The title of this blog is a little phrase I hear a few dozen, or maybe even a few hundred, times a day. They’re not pushing, just throwing it out there, reminding you it’s an option. It’s nice to walk down the street and be offered a massage that is, you know, actually a massage.
Everyone should travel here at least once just to see the remaining balance after a trip to the ATM. I feel like a baller right now, but with the exchange rates, it’s going to be insane in Laos. I’ll feel like Thurston Howell IV married to one of the Walton girls after having Scott Boras negotiate my deal while riding a train through my living room.
I was itching for some news today, wanted to reconnect with the world. Humorously the only station I could find with English being spoken was Al-Jazeera.
Some softy drink dispensing machines have the following options: Pepsi, 7-Up, red, orange and purple. Looks like the cola makers are ripping off Dave Chappelle.
When translating things into English, occasionally amusing word combinations develop. Other times though, it can just cut through the BS. Like the make-up store I saw named Nice Face. Just bam! right on the nose. It would be like naming your restaurant Tasty Food. I’ve decided I’m going to open an Asian themed restaurant called Wok This Way.
I got to watch most of the USC – Arizona State game. Most because the last few minutes were cut off to show a three day old soccer match. During the game there was no ticker. Also, no local ads. I was really looking forward to the Thai version of the John Mellencamp truck ad. Would they have a Thai musician sing it? Would Mellencamp just slightly alter the lyrics to “this is your country?” Or, would he bust out a whole new verse? “From the East Coast, to the Gulf Coast, down the Death Railway, and home.”
Asian schoolgirl has to be some sort of super-duper deluxe double stuff mega fetish.
The best way to find your way around somewhere is to get lost. I know that sounds trite, but hear me out. It’s something I like to do when ever I get to a city I’m going to be in for a while. Just head off in a direction. Get off at a different train stop. Eventually, you’ll see familiar stuff and realize how you got there. You’ll now know your way around better and along the way, you may discover a neat place or person. But still carry a map just in case.
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