Letters from Thailand: the Second

February 23, 2007 @ 12:34 pm | Filed under: , ,

Another delightful missive from our globe-trotting pal…

Feb. 12, 2007

Dear Rose,

I think people in Thailand must love elephants. I’ve seen many statues of them as I explore the city. They are in different positions & as big as real ones. I think I’ve seen as many elephant statues in Bangkok as real elephants in India. I like the real ones the best.

Also in Thailand are a lot of geckos. They scamper all over the place & they move very fast. Do they have geckos in California? I think you’d like them.

The hardest part of being in a different country is reading maps & signs. The written language in Thailand is totally different than English so I can spend a lot of time standing on a corner trying to figure out which direction to turn towards. Usually someone comes along to tell me where to go. I’ve gotten myself lost many times, but I rather like the adventure of finding  my way back again.

The most strange thing about Thailand is the potato chips. They are flavored with fish, crab, shrimp, & even seaweed. Rose, it’s as gross as it sounds! If you were here with me, I’d buy us a bag & we’d get lost together!


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  1. Genevieve says:

    Oh it is not gross! Now you are making me hungry and my private stash is all gone! You can pick up a bag at Ranch 99 if you want to taste it first hand. There are also a few Korean/Japanese grocery stores in that area whose name escapes me. The latter has a wide variety. I’ll try to dig it up if your children really want a lot of “weird” seafood in their chips. šŸ™‚

  2. Melissa Wiley says:

    Ooh, thanks, Genevieve! We will have to give some a try! The kids were so intrigued by Keri’s letter.

  3. Genevieve says:


    Ahhh I found the perferct blog for you. A person blogging about ethnic food in SD!


    Nijiya Market
    3860 Convoy St Ste 109
    San Diego, CA 92111

    is a Japanese grocery with the most exotic crackers.


    And this is the famed Ranch 99 with a good section devoted to Thai. It’s a field trip all into itself!

    Happy feasting!