Friday, September 25, 2009

Cultural Investment

I wonder how many baht I've spent riding in Bangkok taxis over the past six years.  On average, I take five or six taxis a week with fares ranging from sixty baht to one hundred and fifty baht. I don't even want to do the math! If I had taken local buses all this time, I could have probably saved enough money to buy my own vehicle or a small village in Isaan. On the other hand, I should consider my taxi rides an investment in my education of Thai culture. Where else would I learn so much about Thai beliefs and superstitions?