11.05.2008

THAILAND: THE JOURNEY







































































I don’t really even know where to start with Thailand. We had so much food and we were there for so long that it’s impossible to really give you a play-by-play. Well, it’s not impossible, but it’s a pretty massive endeavor and I’m not sure I’m up to the task.

BUT I did take a lot of photos. Tons. And here is a selection of the best from the food genre.

Food in Thailand, in case you didn’t know, is a really serious national hobby. Well, more than a hobby. A national obsession. You can’t go anywhere without running into someone who is ready to feed you. From five-star restaurants to grills attached to motor scooters and yolks carried by little old ladies, the Thai people are ready to rock out some pad thai or grill a satay at the drop of a hat.

And we took them up on the offer.

I feel like from the moment we landed, we ate. Ate, ate and ate some more. Meena embarked on a journey to taste the pad thai of anyone who would make it for her. She compared dried shrimps, color, texture, smell, etc. In the end, I don’t even think I have a photo of the one she liked the best (in a random road-side restaurant our cab driver steered us toward), but needless to say, even the worst efforts were pretty awesome experiences.

For better or worse, we didn’t eat anything too weird. No rattlesnake guts or scorpions on a skewer. But we did enjoy some sea snails and frog legs. Oh, and the occasional bag of Double Cheese Pork Burger chips and Thai Airways Puff & Pie mystery meals.

It was a pretty outstanding trip. If you’re interested in the Thai universe outside of food, you can see some other photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alecbrinegar

We obviously miss Thailand, but being back, being married and starting out on a new journey is pretty cool too. Sorry for the long delay in posts … it took a week to get back up and running. Jet lag is a real pain in the ass.

Hit me up if you have any questions about anything you see. I doubt it. But you know … just throwing it out there.

3 comments:

sara said...

WHHHOA! I'm starving now :) Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Glad to have MOAP back in my life!!

Su-Lin said...

Congrats on your marriage! And dang, these photos are bringing back Thailand memories for me too. Sigh...

alec said...

thanks, su-lin!

thailand was an amazing place. i can't wait to go back!!