|From She Flies With Her Own Wings|
After watching some overweight Americans downing McFlurrys outside a nearby McDonalds in Chiang Mai, I thought of an interesting challenge for my trip:
I'm not going to eat at any Western chain restaurants until I return in September.
I don't think this will be a difficult task. From my experiences in Thailand so far, local food is infinitely better in terms of price, quality, and freshness. I love buying bags of sliced mango, pinapple, and guava for 10 baht each. Vegetarian food is abundant, and I haven't had any trouble so far finding healthy food that I like.
I told Dana about my challenge and instructed her to give me a very hard time if I ever feel tempted to visit a Western restaurant. The only place I can imagine this might be a real challenge is in small villages - but there is always rice available.