Monday, February 27, 2012

Basin Bathing Beachside

No, I haven't been abducted here in the Land of Smiles, but between scheduled obligations, some internet connectivity problems and a minor health glitch I've been away from the web for around six days. Those of you who have made it here already know how easy it is to be swept up in the activity and culture around you - and why sitting indoors composing posts isn't all that attractive an option!

I'm off to a Thai beach resort booked by one of my friends where I don't expect to see another farang for a few days, and I have no idea about internet availability there, either, so it seemed only polite to make an offering here today to you kind souls who check in regularly. If it's possible, I'll post again soon.

The young man above works with one of the umbrella chair concessions along the main beach in Pattaya and I took a few pictures of him while there one morning. He was scooping up handfuls of water from a medium-sized basin and washing the sweat and sand off off his face, arms and torso after setting up who knows how many umbrellas and beach chairs.

Neither of us spoke much of the other's language, but what a great smile.  Nice six-pack, too.


krobbie said...

I hope your health issue wasn't too serious. I often have a least a couple of stomach settling in days when I arrive.

I hope all good and look forward to hearing of this Westerner free resort?


khunbaobao said...

Thanks, Keith - Nope, nothing more than a couple of brief inconveniences along the way. Haven't had hardly any internet connectivity to speak of, though.