Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thailand - A special place in my heart

It saddens me to see what is happening in Thailand right now.  As some of you know, I lived there for 2 years.  It was an amazing time and I made many friends there that I still continue to talk with. I lived right in the heart of Bangkok for a year and a half and spent the last 6 mths I was there in Pattaya, Thailand.

Please keep these people in your prayers with everything they are going through right now.

I had said before I was going to post photos from the places I lived while I was there. When I first got there, I was living in a  little condo, what we refer to as an efficiency.  Actually I think it would be closer to looking like a motel room. There was no kitchen, just one open space with a bed, table, armoire (they don't have closets), and a vanity.  The door there is the bathroom. I didn't have anything but my suitcase with clothes, so I had to go buy sheets and this poster for over my bed to give the room some color and life. Those are pillow shams I am using as curtains.  It's nothing fancy, but it did the job.  The condo came furnished.

I also lived in a tiny townhouse with a house mate there. Here is what my room looked like.
Notice I chose the all white bedding and white curtains like I have now, but it was very hard to keep clean there.  I had to wash my laundry by hand.

This was the view outside the window.  I loved walking across the street from my home and ordering breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime I felt like it.  A meal cost about 50 cents at the time. This was in 2002.

I miss Thailand dearly and I hope to one day get to go back.  God bless Thailand.


Lou said...

Praying for your dear friends and people of Thailand

Jolie said...

Thank you Lou, your prayers are much needed.