“Lah gon” – Next stop…Thailand!

We are on our way to the Busan Airport – to hop on a quick flight to Beijing (5 hour layover), and then land in Bangkok at midnight tonight.

We will spend two full days in Bangkok.  Then fly down to Krabi (the Southern part of Thailand and a main connecting point to many of the islands there).  We’ll stay on Ko Phi Phi Island and Railay.  Our time down south is pretty flexible and we are hoping to meet up with our friends Naomi and Vann since they are down south at the same time.  We’ll be back in Korea next Thursday afternoon.

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We haven’t eaten Thai food in 5 months!!!  I can’t wait!!!  We also plan to indulge in some Thai massages and Micah is looking at maybe getting a suit. 

We haven’t done much research on the language.  I think the places we are going you can get by quite well with English. 

But here are a few interesting things I read about the Thai language:

  • There is no “eff” sound.  So while spelled Ko Phi Phi – it’s really pronounced Ko Pee Pee.
  • There is no “th” sound as in “the",” but rather is pronounced as a hard ‘t’ as in “too.”
  • Hello is pronounced “sa-wat-dee”
  • Goodbye is “la gorn” but you don’t pronounce the ‘r’ – so it sounds like “lah gone”
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3 Responses to ““Lah gon” – Next stop…Thailand!”


  1. 1 sharon January 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    If you have time and inclination you can call or visit with Melina Lillios, Niko’s daughter who’s a boatride away from where you’ll be in Thailand. Tourist book says it’s very inexpensive there and according to Melina and her pictures, it very beautiful…that’s where she goes every year for the past 4 years.

  2. 2 Tera January 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Can’t wait for you to be “lah-back” 🙂

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