What does $7.50 buy you to eat on the street? Fried chicken: 2 legs and 3 wings, 2 orders of som tum (spicy papaya salad), 3 servings of sticky rice, 1 plate of yaam (spicy seafood salad), 1 plate of larb moo (chopped pork salad) and 7 boiled shrimp. Enough for 3 people to eat very well……
I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok.
I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore.
I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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