Sometimes we forget what was considered unacceptable back in our passport country, is perfectly acceptable here. We see it often but we walk around the motorbikes (or car) parked on the sidewalk, drive against traffic, jump the cue, or heaven forbid, pick our noses in public.
We see the lack of cleanliness and we wonder, “Is cleanliness overrated?” Or we wish for a fireman’s hose and an endless bucket of bleach to douse down the soi, building or raan ahaan.
Other times, it’s the lack of safety, the neglected chasms on the side of roads, or the barbed wire left open for any animal or person to play with, that we jog around.
This, of course, goes for the way we look and are as well. We walk around that too. But that’s part of the adventure…