Chanthaburi has been enchanting. While Corinne has been teaching during the day, Connie and I have found time to explore this exciting area that feels like proper Thailand. It's also been nice to have time to relax and use internet that moves faster than it did in the 90's for once. The first day Connie and I started our day by getting our first haircut in Thailand. It was 300 baht (approx. $10) for possibly the best haircut I have had yet. The stylists barely spoke English, but somehow we communicated through hand gestures and pictures. The shampoo was more like a head massage followed by a mysterious hair treatment that potentially looked like they were going to dye our hair, but turned out to be a much needed deep conditioning treatment. They dried our hair before they cut it, and at first we thought they misunderstood that we wanted it cut. While I would have thought cutting hair after drying seems counter-productive, I was pleasantly surprised with the result given the amount I got taken off.
[Me by the Chathaburi River]
[Connie and I with JK on his motorbike]
[Chinese Thai Temple]
[Adorable Thai children outside Corinne's school]
[Dolphin show at 'Oasis Sea World' near Chathaburi]