The customary Thai greeting is the Wai. The
wai is performed by pressing your palms together as if praying and then
The Thai currency is the "Baht". In November
of 2007, there were about 30 Baht to 1 US Dollar.
The ever popular phrase "Me love you long time"
indicates that you are paying a prostitute to come home or back to your
room with you for the entire night (or longer). By contrast, "short
time" is just renting the girl's "services" for the duration of the
deed or deed(s).
- Most Thais are
Buddhists. Their Buddha is the skinny version that wears a pointy
hat not to be confused with the fat laughing Chinese
- The Thais love their
king. Pictures of him decorate everything. Richard M. Daley
only wishes he could have his name and picture in so many
- Per our own observations, it is quite possible that
Thailand has the most 7-Eleven stores per capita of any other
nation. While standing in the doorway of one in Pattaya, you could
actually see 2 more in opposite directions.
- Like most
places Thailand has Mosquitos, and we observed two
types. The first type bites you and leaves a small
typical sized welt that doesn't itch but over the next couple days
erupts like a miniature volcano oozing puss. The second
type, leaves huge red swollen welts that itch like crazy and look
like a golf balls embedded under the skin.
- The Thais practice a severe and ruthless form of
torture known as "Traditional Thai Massage". It does not come
with a happy ending but may require the assistance of a good
chiropractor if allowed to run unchecked.
- English and Thai are vastly different languages
potentially driven by vastly different mind sets. Hypothetically,
if a Thai waitress were to say to you something to the effect of "It's a
little bit spicey." when you order a dish, the proper english
translation would actually be, "It's like smearing your tounge in
habanero jam and washing it down with a little napalm."
- Beware of pretty
girls with Adam's apples. Sure they've got boobs, but
they tend to have other, um, surprises. ...unless of
course their surprises have been surgically removed, in which case one
might never really know for