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Very Thai: Everyday Popular Culture
Jan 01, 2009
Quite simply the best book you'll ever read about Thailand. It clears up the mystery surrounding almost every quirk of Thai contemporary culture - why are the napkins always pink, the water pipes blue and why yellow is always worn on Mondays. And explains the main complicated superstitions and beliefs from spirit houses to amulets. There's also the quirks that ex-pats come to love - motorbike taxis and drinks in bags. All with lush brightly coloured photography. You can live in Thailand for years and never know the truth behind many of these oddities of daily life - especially as ask a Thai person and you'll get a vague answer as it's difficult for them to answer the question 'Why?'
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January 1, 2009 – Shelved