Thailand: Food & Streets in Images…

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Thailand, an end to a fabulous trip.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

I had the morning to myself so after relaxing in my room, I went out in search of some food.  Across the street, I spied this meat grilling….

Thailand 2012, Last Day

And because you just can’t have too many photos of grilling meat, here is a closer view!

Thailand 2012, Last Day

I’ve been to this little place across the street from the Tamarind Residences many times before.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

There is no menu.  You just have to look at what they have and try to communicate what you want.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

The boss lady’s very cute little girl took a keen interest in what I was doing.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

I tried to get her to return the “Asian Sign of Picture Taking” but I was unable to.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

After exhausting my limited repertoire of Thai, the boss lady went to work preparing the food that she thinks I ordered.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

First course, some delicious grilled Thai sausage.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Next up, an omelette with basil

Thailand 2012, Last Day

The little girl took a seat right next to me and intently watched everything I was eating.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Kale and garlic with Thai spices, a dish that I’ve had many times and in many places, but never tire of.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

This is the Khonkaen airport terminal.  When traveling, I always make sure I arrive plenty of time before my departure.  Once I arrived several hours early at an airport for an international flight, only to find that there was a problem with my ticket that required almost the entire block of extra time to correct!  After that, I make sure I arrive early for every flight.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

When I arrived, the place was deserted.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Not a soul at the gate, either.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

I wasn’t kidding when I said the place was deserted.  With the exception of perhaps 2 people, the entire terminal building was devoid of waiting passengers, and this was only an hour before departure time.  It seems that everyone in Thailand is on “Thai Time” because the place began to fill up about 15 minutes before boarding time.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

One departing shot before I put my camera away until I arrived in Bangkok.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

We’ve covered the “new” airport before.  It always looks interesting, like the inside of a caterpillar.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Structural details always interest me.  Hope they didn’t bore you.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

After snapping too many photos (but hey, it’s digital so who cares?), it was time to board.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

But when I got to my seat, I found that I couldn’t fit in it because of the box that was installed in the left armrest (shown on the right in this view).  All I could do was stand and wait for a flight attendant to notice me.  I was moved to another seat.  They put a skinny Thai girl in this seat and she had no problems.

Thailand 2012, Last Day

Little things like a cup holder make your flight more enjoyable (and easier in some respects).

Thailand 2012, Last Day

And….   we’re off!

Thailand 2012, Last Day