As an example, I enjoy seeing fire hydrants in various nations. Here you can see a Thai design which is very different that we have seen before. It is sort of like the Princess Leia hairdo design of hydrants.
|The Inspiration of the Star Wars stylist|
Other great things seen in the street include this alley. It's not so much odd, I just liked the design of it, with the narrow street, the tall buildings, the graceful curve, and the multitude of balconies.
|There is an arc to this that I admire|
Of course one had to supply power to people crowded into a city. Check out this tangle of wires. And to be honest, I saw many poles with even more wires on them.
|Now that's wired|
It is very hot in Thailand, pretty much all year long, but certainly in June. And so, one must be sure to be drinking lots of water. Our hotel in Bangkok didn't want us to forget this important lesson. Though perhaps rather than water, they have another method of keeping us healthy.
|It's the power of positivity|
Yes, I had fun with this. You don't know how many times I told Alrica, “Wow, you look so undesiccated!” or “You are undoubtedly juicy today.”
We visited a grocery store in Chiang Mai. It was surprisingly western in so many ways. But I did notice that their attempt to be like the West sometimes confuses a few things.
|Maybe it is a taste of the former Papal States|
When did Italia become a state?
We also saw a McDonalds at the airport in Bangkok. And it had its differences as well. Carver noticed that their Trademark symbol is below the line rather than above the line.
|Don't steal that name!|
You know how we can get apple pies? And sometimes pumpkin pies? Well, here your choices are pineapple pies and corn pies.
And finally, when you put this guy out front, does that really drum up business or scare people away?
|Maybe in addition to pineapple pies and corn pies, he is thinking of add "meat pies"|
There is something about the look on his face. Carver says he is thinking, “Oh, yes, you'll make a lovely human McNugget.”
I'm sure to the Thai, this is a welcoming pose, and the Ronald McDonalds back home probably creep them out.
It's just a matter of which normal is your normal.