Dave and I flew from Bangkok to Khon Kaen today. I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to coming back to Khon Kaen. I really enjoyed spending time in Bangkok. I loved having a bathroom with a bathtub in it and I loved not dealing with ants. More than that, it was great to not have to work hard at communication. I was amazed at how many people in Bangkok speak English. I really didn’t need to speak any Thai at all. I got confused looks every time I tried to speak in Thai. I eventually stopped trying altogether.
Now that I’m back in Khon Kaen, I’m happy to be here. It was fun to show Dave around KKU and introduce him to my friends and students. We arranged to meet many of my students for dinner tonight at J-Pon. Everyone was excited to talk with David. They had a lot of questions! Dave also got to try some good som tam. He said he really liked the food tonight. It was better than the food we got in Bangkok, and it was A LOT cheaper! Each of our meals cost about 50 cents.
Dave also rented a motorbike for our stay in Khon Kaen. We drove a little bit around campus. It was fun!