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Thailand Questions

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

A friend of mine is a 1st grade teacher.  One of her students is interested in Thailand and had some questions for us about our trip so far.  He sent us this video a few days ago…  http://www.tokbox.com/vm/v4ex1vopoe07

Brandon and I thought it would be fun to shoot a couple of videos with the answers.  Our videos are a bit short because our battery was low on the camera.  Enjoy!

How to say Hello in Thai…

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Favorite Thai Food

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How do Thai people travel?

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2 in 1 question.  Are there dinosaur fossils in Thailand?  Do the Thai people write in letters or symbols?

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One question that we did not answer on video was the population of Thailand.  We found the answer in our trusty little quide book though.  Estimated population is 63 million.  The population of Krabi, which is where we are staying, is about 27,500.

Thank you Connor for all the great questions!

Things That Take Some Getting Use To

Friday, February 12th, 2010

The Food- I’m not very adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, so I was a bit worried when I first got here. B and I have been buying some groceries and cooking our breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Mostly eggs, chicken, shrimp with either potatoes or rice noodles and some veggies. We’ve been eating our lunch’s out and I have been lucky enough to find some Phad Thai which is my favorite Thai dish. Lunch usually costs us about $3 for the both of us. We may try and splurge on Valentine’s Day and find some place that’s about $5.

Coach’s Accent and Workout Descriptions- Sometimes I feel he is talking in a different language…I think he may call it Sutto-lish(Australian, English, Swiss, and whatever else he can add in there). He talks fast and I never know if he’s pointing and talking to me or someone else. One of the first workouts that he gave was hill repeats and the whole time I thought he was talking about running but he actually was talking about bike hill repeats. Good thing everyone else understood what we were doing so that I could just follow along!

Scooters- They are coming every which way. Some pass you on the right, some on the left and then some even come straight at you while riding.

Cold Showers- We don’t have hot water in our hotel room. So, no hot showers. The first couple of showers I could barely rinse off it was too cold for me. Now after a long day in the heat the cold shower is all I can think about.

Swimming Australian Style- The first swim workout we did I had to circle swim the opposite direction that I’m use to with no lane lines. I was all messed up and felt dizzy. I’m sure once I get use to it, I will be on my way home to the US and then have to switch back to swimming the other direction.

Pictures From Singapore

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

After a few days of travel we are finally in Thailand.  We spent two days in Singapore on our way here.  Wanted to share some pictures from Singapore.  It’s a beautiful country of what I saw of it. We will also be spending a couple of days in Singapore on our return so hopefully we will be able to explore even more.

tbb_condo_singaporeEntrance to TeamTBB condo.  It’s a 3 bedroom 2 bath with a kitchen and living room area.  Close to the harbour for nice some running and cycling.

harborOne of the views from the condo.  Harbour with lots of ships waiting to load or unload cargo.

view_from_condoAnother view from the condo.

b_bike_shopB in front of the TeamTBB bike shop.  inside_bike_shopInside the bike shop.

tbb_warehouseMe in front of the TeamTBB warehouse.  We met Eric who is in charge of all the TeamTBB equipment.

food_courtOne of the many food courts that we ate at while in Singapore.  Can you find me?

office_poolThis is one of the pools we swam at during our stay in Singapore.  The pool was above the TeamTBB warehouse and we were the only ones using it.  We decided it was 25meters.

pool_singaporeHere is another pool we tried out.  It was two 50meter pools next to each other.  Once again no lanelines…great for me to learn to swim straight.

downtownMike from Bike Boutique was kind enough to show us some of downtown while we grabbed some food.  This photo reminds me of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Tx (for those reading that are from Texas).  Lots of restaurants and shops around some body of water!

singapore_at_nightSingapore by night.

That’s all I have for now.  Stay tuned for more pics from Krabi, Thailand in the weeks ahead.