Here’s something I’ll never understand. It’s about 85F today and this is how they dress to ride a motorcycle. I was sweating just looking at him (or her, can’t really tell – but the shoes look male). We had the air-conditioner on.
It can be hotter than hell and all they worry about getting a tan – dark skin means you work in the fields – light or better yet “white” skin is the preferred choice. The store shelves are full of skin whitener products – most of which I am sure they are not allowed to sell in the States but are still pushed on the un-suspecting Thais. Amazing – but I must admit that the light skinned boys are really cute here – of course so are the darker versions but they really don’t want to hear that.