December 25, 2012
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I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and holiday season.
The morning started with a chat with my best friend, Lindsey and her husband, Nick. Chandler and I rode 20 hard miles in a constant headwind to Chanthaburi. We found a room at a brand new hotel called “Inn Chan” which suited us well. It was the nicest place we have stayed in so far. We had a little trouble finding it, but a very nice couple on a motorbike led us around until we spotted it.
We decided a good way to spend the holiday would be to see a movie. In touristy areas Hollywood movies are usually in English with Thai subtitles, but Chanthaburi is off the tourist track enough to have all the movies with Thai soundtracks. We had planned on seeing Life of Pi, but the only thing with English subtitles was a Thai produced movie called Yod Manut Nguen Duen or Super Salary Man. It wasn’t the best movie, but it was interesting to watch a movie made by and for Thais.
During the movie, we each got giant tubs of popcorn. Chan got original flavor and I got kettle corn. It was really good, but gave me a major, major stomachache. So, I spent the remainder of the evening moaning in bed while Chandler got a little lost trying to find dinner.
All ended well though when he finally made it home and my tummy gave me some rest.
We had a “White Christmas” here in TX. It was very pretty. We hope you have a great place to watch the New Year for 2013.