Adventure in the little things.
Thailand is shocking; Shocks of time, culture, traffic and humidity. Wait, that’s just me. Buddha once said, “we see as we are,” and I am in shock. I’ve never been to Asia before, but I’ve been shocked in the same way before. The overwhelming crush of the “new” makes the smallest endeavors into adventures.
An early morning run becomes a test of my ability to dodge touts, cars, tuk-tuks and monks. Especially when I caught a younger monk’s head swivel after a long legged female tourist.
Ordering food from a street vendor is nothing more than guessing. Is that chicken, pork or miscellaneous? Just eat it and be full.
Even laundry becomes an exercise in resourcefulness: Soap? 7 Eleven has it. Yes, 7 Elevens abound in Thailand. Water? No problem. Sink? Nope, but a leaky trash can will do. Washboard? Knuckles suffice. Drying? A small line between suction cups and a fan. Laundry complete. Cost: $0.10.
The shocks abate but are ready to be renewed. Tomorrow will undoubtedly be full of large adventures in little things.