Let’s Talk Thai
April 2, 2011

Okay not literally, although we’ve certainly learned some basic Thai phrases that come in handy. I wanted to share with you some of the sights we see on a daily basis. Going into our 5th month now, I am now used to seeing things I would not normally see back home. Several months ago I was giving double takes and having mini photo shoots like it was nobody’s business – in other words I looked like a complete fool tourist. I was so in awe/shock of some of the things I saw, it was as if I had left planet earth (in my world). But now it’s like second nature to see these things.

To give you some idea, here are just a few things we see everyday.

One of the many temples in Pattaya.

We passed this temple on our walk into town today. I got a better shot of it today and wanted to share it. Anyone can go into a temple to pray and give respect, removing your shoes beforehand is a must.

Thai Monk

Thai monks are very well respected in Thailand, wearing gold robes. This monk was standing in front of the temple we passed today, so I snapped a quick pic!

Fish Vendor/Market

We passed these gigantic fish today and we were in shock of how HUGE some were. Seeing them in this state definitely does not have my stomach growling.

My lunch today!

This Thai dish was delicious. It was flavored with coconut and other seasonings. I was intrigued by the pink noodles so I had to try it!

Spicy Minced Pork with a Fried Egg

Stephen ordered his favorite Thai Dish – Spicy Minced Pork. This dish came with a fried egg on top and was delicious!

That’s been our day thus far! For now, we’re going to experiment in the kitchen and try to come up with our own Thai Dish 🙂 Have a good weekend!

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Out & About!
March 20, 2011

We were out & about this weekend checking out Pattaya’s Music Festival that filled the streets with hundreds of vendors. Everything from music to food to trinkets covered Beach Road. I stopped for some freshly squeezed orange juice….which tasted amaaazing I might add.

More please? I bought another one within 5 minutes.

This next vendor was Stephen’s favorite. The smells from the grill had us searching for this barbecued chicken, as you can see we were successful.

And some other things that have me smiling?

Chips & Salsa!

I swear I could live off chips and salsa...true story.

French Pastry ~ Pettole! Okay basically a Donut in other words. But after searching the Internet a zillion times, my Pettole pastries turned out more like elegant blueberry pancakes.

It’s just as well, I would rather eat dessert for breakfast any day 🙂

Home Decor! Through our vendor/bargain shopping Stephen picked out this hand-carved wooden vase. He may not be into shopping for clothes, but the fact that he enjoys apartment shopping has me smiling. 🙂

A perfect accent to a side table!

After another weekend of browsing Pattaya’s streets, we are exhausted. The weekends go by too fast! We’re ready to enjoy a relaxing Sunday night – Thai take-out and movies sound good to me. Hope you had a great weekend! Stay dressed to dish 🙂

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