Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sleeping, Part 11: Anytime, Anywhere 2

Snoozing between fares in Isaan

The "Sleeping" series still generates enough interest that it'll continue, I suppose.  It's certainly not for a lack of people seen snoozing while I'm out and about, that's for sure; it's perfectly normal in a warm climate and even somewhat of a prerequisite in a hot one.  For those who missed or have forgotten the post about Mad Dogs and Englishmen from a couple of years ago you can hear Noel Coward's admonitions on the subject by clicking the link.

Napping amid the chaos of the Chatuchak weekend market

An afternoon nap is a guilty pleasure for me, and while I don't manage to sneak one into my schedule very often here at home I often do when in Thailand. It's a simple matter of "When in Rome" and all that, you see, but I do sometimes regret losing that time while on holiday. I sometimes tell myself "you snooze, you lose", but after a few hours walking around I'm often so knackered (as some would say) that it's the only logical choice. So it goes.

There are two schools of thought about taking pictures of people lost in the land of Winken, Blinken and Nod, I suppose: some think it's not proper to take them and then post them online, but I believe it's a matter of context.

Bao-Bao's Blog is not one of many just a short step away from a porn site, and most tell me that cuts me a little slack. Leave a comment or drop me an email if you think I'm way off base here and let's see. I produce this site for you, the readers, and am always open to suggestions (other than just stopping and going away)!

Testing the capacity of a canvas chair in a market in Surin

So here's another grouping of images of people making that logical choice, taken in a number of different places in Thailand. How some of them can sleep in the chaos around them used to baffle me until I realized it's more than likely they've grown up in communal settings and have adjusted to it.

You'll have to look closely to see this woman napping above the Chao Phraya River near Nonthaburi, but she's there.

I'd love to be able to say I'm going to get a nap in today myself, but it's not going to happen. May you have better luck with it than I do!


Anonymous said...

Where are the napping sexy boys?


khunbaobao said...

The flippant answer would probably be "on another site", but rather than denigrate your legitimate comment let's just say beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;-)

Try going back through the other posts under the "Sleeping" label - you may find someone there you find attractive. I think the Thai are an attractive group overall, don't you? :-)