Saturday, April 11, 2009

Airport

We are currently sitting in a very smart invention, maybe it is everywhere but I just have not seen it - internet cafe in the airport. We are on our way to Phuket the beach town. After 4 days in Bankok - we are ready for some beach. Bangkok is amazing, but it is a sea of humanity. And really - how many massages can 2 people have? I may have broken in half from so many Thai women running up and down my back. We are safe and happy, though if you ask Jeremy, maybe not so safe. He is not such a fan of the cabs here. To his credit, this is the most rediculous driving city I have ever seen. It is traffic that would put NYC to shame. 11:00 am - bumper to bumper traffic. Midnight - bumper to bumper traffic

When I was younger my cat died and I was at summer camp, and my mom thought it best not to tell me until I got home, a month later. Needless to say I had a nightmare and freaked out that something happened to Punky and made Jeremy call petsmart last night at midnight. She's okay - not to worry. I was. Its a problem, I can't help it. I had a traumatic childhood of secrets. (:-) ) RIP Marshmellow the cat

Apparently the Thai new year begins this weekend in Thailand. And how do they celebrate you may ask? Well, monks ride around in the back of pickup trucks and throw water and people. Needless to say, I have had water thrown at me a number of times by passing monks. That is truly an experience I will likely never have again. Though I have to say - it is so flipping hot here - all I want to say to the monks is - THANK YOU! Will someone please google and tell me why they do this?

2 comments:

Randee said...

Your trip sounds fabulous and finding this at a 6am insomniac moment was really a nice surprise. Thank you again for including me in your simcha...Kara, you are beautiful and Jeremy you looked great and as always I was proud to tell people my connection to the wedding was as Jeremy's cousin! Wishing you continued safe travels with many more fun stories to tell...and those 6$ massages--you can leave those details out..I would kill for a massage right now! love you both!

Sara said...

The throwing of water originated as a way to pay respect to people, by gently pouring a small amount of lustral water on other people’s hands or over a shoulder as a sign of respect. Among young people the holiday evolved to include dousing strangers with water to relieve the heat, since April is the hottest month in Thailand (temperatures can rise to over 100°F or 40°C on some days). This has further evolved into water fights and splashing water over people riding in vehicles.

The water is meant as a symbol of washing all of the bad away and is sometimes filled with fragrant herbs.

Glad to hear you're having fun!
XOXO
Sara