I carry an American passport. But my home is Thailand. I go to USA to work, to make money to come back to Thailand. Spanning the Pacific. Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, India and someday, more. This is life in the country in north central Thailand. Now including Mexico!
Tok is selling tamarinds and watermelons from a bamboo stand in front of the house.
there are a lot of thai tourists going to the mountains for new years. so she's taking advantage of the extra traffic to try to make a little money.
15 baht for a watermelon is 5 15 cents in U.S. dollars
(that's mama hanging out in the shade there)
permits from the city: 0$
permits from the county: 0$
permits from the health department: 0$
permits for business: 0$
taxes on sales: 0$
lack of government involvement on trade and entrepreneurship: priceless