Friday, March 13, 2009
Just thought I'd mention something funny about our trip to Thailand. Everywhere we went we found that there were extra fees for foreigners. It was such a small fee that it really didn't matter but it was funny to see the signs everywhere.
After a while though, we thought we needed a sign of our own. Our ruby haired baby was like a celebrity over there with people queueing for photos with her and opportunities to touch her alabaster skin. We thought perhaps we should charge 30TBHT for every encounter.
Another funny thing, to visit the temples you must not be wearing shorts. Beacuse of the extreme heat over there, most foreigners swan about in shorts and singlets so they get stung when they arrive at the temples and see the signs forbidding them to enter:
So for those poor souls unfortunate enough not to know about the long pant rule. If they still wish to enter the temples and palaces, they can hire some long pants. I am not sure, but I think the Thai's are surely poking fun at the ignorant foreigners by punishing them with these hire pants. I snapped this photo of a pair of rather sheepish looking Israeli guys. Poor things!