Thursday, August 19, 2010
Main Street Phrae Thailand
From the bus, leaving town after our recent visit to our old Peace Corps site. This is a nice little provincial capitol in an agricultural valley in the mountains of northern Thailand. No local buses; no metered taxis; no Tuk-Tuks; only a few motorcycle taxis; this small city gets by with those "song taow" ("two-rows") pick-up truck conveyances and lots of bicycle taxis. It's the opposite of New York: the people speak slowly, they walk slowly, and they rarely bolt their food. It's very nice, actually.