In Bangkok for New Year’s Eve, my final evening. Will witness it once more during my time travels back to Portland.
random wedding & Centara food & drinks.
- Indian cuisine
- some Thai food
- spicy dried shallot, lime, dried fruit & peanut cocktail mix
- cocktails (I finally learned to ask for a LITTLE BIT of sugar, ugh)
- fresh, fresh fruits
- fresh bread & jams & peanut butter & margarine
Sitting with Maria.
Kudos to the effort of two dedicated friends and a large, borrowed safety pin, my saree stayed on for hours, into the celebratory evening.
2 lunches in Pai: Basil Chili Soy Meat & Veg with a fresh Pineapple Basil juice from Kin J (Jay vegan restaurant); Young Coconut Curry (vegetarian) from Curry Shack. The coconut curry was life-changing. Nothing else in Pai could matter besides that curry. I truly considered pouring it into my mouth.
Everything had basil. I love it, so.