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Thai surf n’ turf

You frequently see stands like this all over the countryside in Thailand. Oftentimes you will encounter a stretch of highway littered with ten or more of these stands in a row, each about 100 meters apart, and all waiting for a hungry customer to pull up. I often wonder how they could all make money [...]

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Jackfruits for sale

To go along with the post on durians, here’s a bin of jackfruit for sale.  While not as dangerous as durians, they are generally larger.  A single jackfruit weighs quite a few kilos, so it is not common to purchase one for yourself. Usually, you purchase smaller bags of the fruit that has been scooped [...]

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Durians for sale

Here’s a large crate of the durians I previously mentioned. The previous post didn’t show the outside so here it is. Notice the very sharp and hard spikes. Yes, people do get injured from durians. When the vendors open them they wear very thick gloves and use a huge machete. Before they open a durian [...]

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Jackfruit vendor

Here’s another jackfruit street operation.  this one’s from Vietnam and you can see the vendor preparing jackfruit for somebody.  No need for a shop, just set up anywhere along the street and start to sell you wares.  Sometimes you’ll see a mass exodus, though, as the police walk by and the illegal vendors don’t feel [...]

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The meat vendor

Americans might think they know hotdogs. I thought I knew hotdogs. Then I came to Thailand and discovered that there are more varieties of hotdogs and sausages than you can imagine. This is just a small display of the hotdogs and meatballs you can find around town. They come in all shapes and sizes. You [...]

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