Farewell to Thailand at the Ambassador’s Residence
Tonight, The Earth Stringband played at the USA Ambassador to Thailand’s Residence for an audience of over 200 people. It was a huge honor and we met so many amazing people it’s hard to fathom. It capped the entire Thailand section of the tour for us, as we are now preparing to board a plane to Cambodia tomorrow morning (just a couple hours away!). What an incredible way to bid farewell to all of our first times in Thailand, Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Chiang Rai! It felt so great playing in the city in such an intimate and welcoming environment.
On the foodie front, I have to say I have of course been impressed with all of the Thai food we’ve been eating. There are many dishes that we’ve never heard of in America that are truly amazing, from fiery omelettes to insects to simple noodle soups. The culture and the food go deep together and we have all been getting deep into the spicy food (see recent posts for chili pepper reactions). I’ve learned how to order things seriously spicy and just like in the US, once you convince the Chef that you’re serious, they will really bring on the pain.
While we have been diligently blogging, there are a couple of really cool moments that haven’t been featured, so below you will find a couple of captioned pictures of really cool things that happend along the way: