One of the reasons I love to travel is to experience different cultures. Believe it or not…not everyone lives the Western mentality. And not everyone eats at McDonald’s. Well…almost not everyone.
Not every 7-11 store gets their deliveries by a semi truck, unloading cardboard boxes onto the shelves. Some receive their stock via a tuk-tuk and goods come in large baskets. And not everyone shops at a strip mall or Wal-Mart.
Traffic is traffic where ever you live. I just love the brightly colored taxis. But check out those power lines. Not sure if Pacific Power and Gas would give the okay on that rats nest. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many motorbikes as I saw in Thailand. I actually saw a family of 5 all riding on one bike. Couldn’t get my camera out fast enough for that snap shot, darn it.
I suppose the biggest difference in culture between the Eastern and Western civilizations is religion. Not very many Catholic Cathedrals dotting the countryside in Thailand. Instead there are beautiful temples and King’s Palaces.
You will find many Spirit Trees in Thailand. It is believed that spirits inhabit the trees and people leave the spirits offerings. This tree was fully adorned, probably because it was inside a National Forest and had lots of visitors.