Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hospitable Thais / 我的泰姐泰妹


去年到曼谷旅行時,在碼哈拉碼頭寫明信片之際,遇見了百方,是個二十出頭的女孩,我們隨便哈啦了一下,他對我說:你這樣自由自在旅行,又會畫圖,你是我的偶像。我們因此成為臉書之友,不過連絡了一陣子,百方就不見了,直到我今年又要去曼谷之前,百方剛好連絡我,我們就這麼又搭上線。

I ran into Bai-fang last year when writing postcards at Maharaj Pier in Bangkok. Bai-fang is a super friendly and sincere twentish young girl. I was touched and surprised by what she said to me back then, "I really envy you for being able to travel alone so freely. I also love your drawings. You are my idol!" We thus became Facebook pals though she kind of disappeared halfway through. However, right before my trip to Thailand this past winter, she popped up again. And that's how we came to meet again this time. 

        這次百方帶我到她在佛統府的家,我也認識了百方媽尼莎,第一次見面尼莎就阿莎力地說好第二天要帶我到開車三小時的北碧,我真的被百方一家的熱情感動到說不出話來。去完北碧回來,百方和姐姐百芬準備好熱騰騰的酸辣海鮮湯和飯菜等著我們,這真的是好泰式的體驗啊! 

     Baifang took me to her hometown Nakhon Pathom. I had the pleasure to meet Baifang's whole family, including Nisa, Baifang's mom. We had barely met for five minutes when Nisa offered to drive me to Kachanaburi the following day. I was totally impressed by the hospitable family! At the end of the long drive from Kachanaburi back to Nakhon Pathom, Baifang and her big sis Baifern had prepared hot and yummy dinner for us. This is a very Thai experience for me! 



        百方帶我到家附近的海椰寺水上市場遊船,這裡的鄉村風情有典型的泰式風格,比在曼谷的昭披耶河的遊船之旅更有泰國人的生活感。

     Baifang took me to Donwai Floating Market near her home on a river cruise. It was so peaceful and quiet, which definitely feels more Thai than the cruise on Chaopraya River in Bangkok.  



        佛統府產又大又甜的柚子,所以市場裡到處都可以看到柚子!

     Nakhon Pathom is famous for big and fat pomelos, so they can be seen everywhere in the market. 

        雖然實體的旅行結束了,每天下班畫一張泰國的圖,就可以延續在泰國旅行的幸福感!而且每過一天,就離回到泰國見泰媽泰姐的日子又近了一天! 

     Though the trip seems over, I am in the habit of drawing a picture about my trip in Thailand. This surely keeps my passion for Thailand alive. What's more, as days go by, I am nearer the goal of traveling back to Thailand! 

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