We just thought we would write a post about some of the small things that make life in Asia a little different. One of the big things you'll notice, is that everywhere you go, electricity is controlled by sliding a piece of plastic (usually attached to your room key) into a slot. If you take it out, the power turns off after about a minute. This does a great job of conserving power, and is something that would be useful in the US.
Another thing is bathrooms. This is the standard bathroom setup here, and is actually one of the bigger ones we have stayed in. The shower is in the bathroom, and usually soaks the sink, toilet, etc. Make sure to put away your toothbrush and anything you don't want getting wet. You can't drink the water here, so you learn to brush your teeth with as little bottled water as possible. The most disturbing thing is the toilet paper situation. In smaller towns it may not be available at all, so always bring your own. Also, you can't flush it, so it has to be put in the trash.
|This cat would attack every time we stopped petting him.|
F*&king Tuk Tuks
|These guys are evil.|
Pink rice wasn't really all that strange, but there were plenty of things that were (like the chicken feet in Vietnam). Often times though, when a dish came out, we found find pieces of meat in it that either didn't seem like they belonged to the animal we ordered, or were parts of the animal we didn't want to eat. Be warned.
Anyway, these were just some of the interesting things we found out there. You definitely need to go and experience it for yourself.