Fun Fact: The Marshall Islands are part of the domestic US Postal system. The mail can be sent to and from the Marshalls and the US with domestic rates, they have a US Zip Code (96960) and a state code (MH). There was a giant scandal a few years ago when the US Post Office tried to treat the Marshalls as a foreign country for postal purposes.
Daily Archives: September 23, 2008
Bangkok Days and Bangkok Nights
Once of the things I’ve been doing is making it a habit to eat at as many street vendors as possible. Bangkok is by far the best city for street food I’ve visited. In addition to very pedestrian food (by my standards) like fruit, small sausages and noodles, I’ve also had pig intestine, chicken feet and insects. Not only is the food good and cheap, but the devices the vendors use to get around are amazing feats of engineering. They are mini restaurants mounted to a motorcycle. I’ll be doing a full podcast or post on street vendors soon.
I’ve probably met more Americans in Bangkok than I have in all the other places I’ve been on my trip combined. I have no idea why so many congregate in Bangkok, but they do. I’m not even in the backpacker area.
I’m going to have to get moving soon as my visa expires in a week. That is as good of an excuse as any to head over to Cambodia. I’m sure I’ll end up back here on my way out of SE Asia as it is sort of the hub for the region. As Americans don’t need to apply for a visa to Cambodia anymore, I’ll probably get my Vietnam and Laos visas in Phon Phen. Other than my Kiribati fiasco, these will be the first countries I’ve had to apply to enter.