In the land of a Thousand Smiles

Development through Anthropology

Ten days already in The Land of Smiles: a name that I most times find perfectly accurate but then tuk tuks and motorcycles happen…

The smile is an integral part of the Thai body language. The acute intonation of the chanting greeting: Sawatdee Kaaaa goes along with a nice smile, hands to the chin and a slight bow in sign of respect. The tone is never too high, being polite is intrinsic to Thai linguistics and sometimes the foreigner is considered loud and extravagant. The food is alway a delicious surprise. For 30 baht (less than a dollar) you can eat delicious Pad Thais, Pad Kra Pao, ramens, curries… my belly has been very happy these days. I had a beautiful reconciliation with Mango which, I used to find meh just alright… but here, mangos are absolutely perfect.

WEAVE office

I now have a little routine. I live in a small guesthouse about 15…

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