Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Random cleanliness thoughts

Hanging out in Phitsanulok and Sukhothai (one of the earlier Thai capitals) for a couple of days before heading up to Chiang Mai.
One of the things we have noticed is that there are dogs EVERYWHERE here in Thailand, mostly of the stray or allowed-to-roam free variety. Actually, they may be more the latter, as a goodly number of them are wearing shirts or sweaters. I swear I'm not making this up. (I'll try to post a picture soon). Anyway, despite the overwhelming number of dogs running around you cannot find dog poop on the streets or sidewalks or grass anywhere. (In complete contrast to the minefield that is France). It's unbelievable. The street cleaners here are gods.
Something else we notice. Despite the fact that it's so super clean on the streets or other public places here , it's often incredibly hard to find a garbage can to toss something into. Go figure....
More later


Anonymous said...

Well, this was the crappiest post on your blog so far.

Ha ha ha.

marlynn said...

If I send you a doggie tee that says "Portland rocks Thailand" will you put it on one of the random dogs there and take a picture of it?

BD said...

They seem harmless enough, but I don't think I'd want to get close enough to most of the dogs to try to put it on. How about a Portland rocks Thailand homemade sign standing by the dogs?