7-11 is my best friend


When I'm in Canada I rarely go to a 7-11, after all, I don't drink slurpees, smoke cigarettes, or eat junk food very often.

In Thailand, 7-11 is my best friend!

7-11 is open all the time, it has air conditioning, it has bottles of ice-cold water for only 7 baht each, hot pao buns with mystery fillings (bbq pork, pork and salted yolk, and my favorite pumpkin), and 7-11 carries the new love of my life: yogurt with young coconut.

I always eat yogurt as often as I can when I travel and my parents suggested I try the young coconut as it was one of their favorites.

The yogurt tastes like full-fat with small cubes of chewy coconut mixed in. It's refreshing and filling and I eat one or two a day.

I'll be sad to leave my new best friend and it's tasty, affordable delights behind. I may have to quest for young coconut yogurt from a local source when I get home.

I just know that local source won't be a Canadian 7-11.

7-11 is my best friend

Thailand photos uploaded

I borrowed my parents’ laptop to upload some photos for you. My
smartphone has been acting as my computer but I had a lot of photos on
my camera not my phone.

This morning my dad rented us a scooter to go to the Tiger Cave
Temple! I am sunburned from yesterday’s excursion to Ao nang beach so
I’m glad we had a morning excursion which left me free to hide my
crispy skin from the heat of the afternoon in an air-conditioned

I’m such a farang. Farang, btw, means foreigner. I can dig it. It
makes me feel like I’m in an episode of Star Trek!

Tomorrow afternoon my stepmother and I will be attending a cooking
class where we will make 6 authentic Thai dishes for 1,000 baht each.
This culinary adventure includes transportation to and from our hotel.
I’m looking forward to riding in a little truck/taxi!

Here’s hoping the ‘breezy outdoor kitchen’ is, indeed, breezy. It
would be painful and embarrassing to pass out, face-first, in my wok
full of green curry.

Food today:
– leftover pork skewers and a pork pao (bun)
– young coconut yogurt
– baked beans on toast
– pineapple shake
– store-bough bbq chicken and slightly curried noodles
– chocolate soymilk
…and I’m about to scrounge for supper in my parents’ fridge.

My flickr account is updated now! You can see photos of my trip here:

Thailand photos uploaded