Day One of the Two day slow boat - destination: Luang Prabang, Laos
Walking down to my boat, number 42
The gal I sat next to was pretty cool- she, her husband, and their 6 yo just moved to Bangkok to teach for 2 years. They had just boyght a house in canada and 4 mos later were leaving it all behind to teach abroad. Turns out that's a pretty lucrative gig. 2 year commitment, decent salary, living stipend, and rent paid. Plus it's tax free. Made me think of Plan B if needed! I don't want to live in Bangkok but there's probably other locations! She also said that there is a service where foreigners coming to Thailand can bring supplies from.the states that can't be found in Thailand, and deliver to folks there for a good price as well. Ie: they sell anti perspirant but not deodorant here. There's apparently a hot market for getting it across seas. That and toothpaste, sunscreen, and non-whitening lotions. Noted for the next trip!
And me trying to open my own bottle (not twist off) on a cement block is an epic fail...
Thankful that there were mosquitoes nets (with big holes in them, but that's besides the point)
because the mosquitoes were brutal! Just like every bed in Asia, the bed was rock solid and more cement than mattress.