First Week in Thailand

Sawadee kah! I’ve been in Chiang Mai,Thailand for the past two weeks, and so far it has been great! Thai people are so nice and friendly, and they love teaching their language to foreigners. Since being here, there are many differences I’ve noticed between life here and life back in the United States, and listed below are just a couple.

1. Transportation

IMG_0559This is a picture of a Rod Deng (literal translation means red truck). This is what we use to get around the city, and they are about as common as taxis are in New York City. Most locals on the other hand get around using their scooters. People as young as middle schoolers drive them around. Even though there are cars on the road, the streets are not really designed for them which makes the scooters a more practical option.

2. Daily Meals


In America it’s considered a luxury to go out to eat everyday, but here in Thailand it’s actually cheaper. Most people don’t cook at home and normally they just order street food instead. You can get a meal here for around 30 baht which is equivalent to 1 USD. My favorite so far has been the Pad Thai!

Thai vocab:

Kob Kun Kah- Thank you (for girls)

Kob Kun Krup- Thank you (for boys)


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