Showing posts from May, 2019

Thailand Eats!

A steaming bowl of tart Tom Yum Soup! As we’ve traveled from country to country, eating local foods is always a large part of our experience.  But I can’t say we’ve looked forward to each culinary culture, particularly the fruit-bat-on-a-stick available in the Papua New Guinea markets.  However, each one of us are emphatic Thai food fans.  Ever since finding our favorite Thai restaurant in Denver (Thai Flavor off Mississippi Blvd in Aurora) we have been expanding our Thai palates and could not wait to actually eat Thai food in Thailand!!   During our time here, the kids have become Pad Thai conisseurs while Mark and I have tried a few new dishes and delighted in our old favorites.  I think our first learned Thai words must’ve been menu-related! (kai = chicken, moo = pork)  Prices for local food vary widely based on where we are.  In tourist areas, you pay tourist prices generally, unless you can find that little stall in an alleyway where the fishermen eat!  Luckily, our g

Back to Iboih, Indonesia

Leaving Boat Lagoon In Phuket, Thailand - only my second time ever driving the boat out of a slip! A quick note before I begin -  I’ve lost my voice.  I’m not sure what I have to say anymore, or even what I had to say before.  What did I tell you about?  What do you wonder about?  Our life aboard after seven years has just become normal to me.  I forget that it isn’t.  I know I take it for granted.  To the rest of the world, our lifestyle is unique, unusual, exotic.  But to me, it’s just everyday life  and I sit down to write, stumped by what in the world I could possibly say.  So, I have decided to ‘just write’ anyway - to meander through recent happenings and insert my inner thoughts as I share, fighting against those voices that tell me how mundane it all must seem to you.   Anyway, here goes… You mean this isn't how everyone buys their groceries?? Back to Iboih, Indonesia We’ve just arrived in Iboih, Indo