Panda - You’re right. Bangkok is one of the most polluted cites on earth. The air is gagging, especially while on the back of a motorcycle taxi. Still, I ate a little off the food carts. I usually got the fruit and these little fried tentacle things, no clue what they were. Also they had some doughnut hole kinda things. I lost seven pounds while there nevertheless.
Bosshawgoutlaw – Links to the original articles:
<a href="http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/213thai.html"target=“new”>Thailand I
<a href="http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/214thai.html"target=“new”>Thailand II
<a href="http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/215thai.html"target=“new”>Thailand III
Chinadoll – Exactly. I really wanted to experience the whole country and immerse myself in the culture, but I drew the line at the bugs. I wanted to try them, just to say I had, but too many people warned me that if I wasn’t used to them I could be sick for a few days.
Funny thing is, the bug eating comes from the “country” culture. Since most of the bar girls are from the country, you’ll see these pretty young things munching on bugs while on their lunch breaks. So you’re like, “Wow, she’s stunning. . . and she’s eating a cockroach.”