After watching the film I can’t say I was hungry – in fact I felt full – but it put me in the mood to take some pictures of outdoor food vendors in Bangkok and on my walk back to the hotel I took some pictures. A month ago a hotel here received a lot of unfavorable publicity when it was learned that they were putting together one meal for food snobs that cost about $25,000 per person – talk about conspicuous consumption. As one fellow was quoted in the paper – “everyone here knows that the best food in Thailand can be found on the street” and Thai’s do in fact love getting their food from the little food vendors who usually specialize in a dish or two. A Thai once told me that as long as you have 25 baht (60 cents) in your pocket you will never go hungry in Thailand.
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