Thailand – The Land of Smiles
Thailand is named “The Land of Smiles” mainly so tourists would want to visit. Not just because Thai people smile, but also because there are a lot of things to make you smile: the beautiful waters, islands, mountains, animals, and food. Thailand is an amazing country to visit.
Some days I smile, shaking my head, thinking to myself, “Only in Thailand would this happen.”
-A man who made a hammock in the back of his truck bed to take naps in during work.
-Dogs that always sleep in front of the doors at 7/11’s for AirCon.
-People literally pushing people to get on skytrains hoping the doors will close shut without getting stuck in them.
-Ice cream served in a hotdog bun with soft sweet corn kernels.
-Men and women walk around with umbrellas open even if it’s not raining so they won’t get too dark from the sun.
-Most Thai restaurants are outside on plastic chairs and tables with tin roofs or tarps.
-Seeing a pile of shoes outside of a building sometimes catches me off guard.
-People don’t have a problem literally driving all over the road in whatever direction they please.
-Before every movie at the Theater, everyone stands up out of respect for the King as the Thailand’s National Anthem is played.
-Fashion is huge here but at the same time they don’t match a lot of their clothes.
-On every street you will see people riding bikes selling lottery tickets for a living.
-It amazes me how there are huge twelve story malls then next to them are shacks.
-It’s normal to see people walk around with masks on if they have a cold or because of pollution.
-You can literally buy your dinner at any street corner with the choices of fish & pork balls, squid on a stick, fruit with chili sugar, and papaya salad.
Most days I smile though because I think and know, “Only God can provide for me to be here in ‘The Land of Smiles’.”