…and small fruit stands (which are closed by the time Mindy walks home after work)…
Once she gets to the main street of Nimmanhaemin, the village feel flies out the window, and Mindy’s reminded that she’s in the second biggest city in Thailand. At 8:45am, the street is busy with commuter traffic of cars, motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles and pedestrians. Crossing the street often involves two stages: getting to the middle and hanging out on the center yellow lines until it’s safe to cross completely! Don’t worry, there’s usually one or two fellow pedestrians in the makeshift island, so cars know to expect us.
Below is an Italian restaurant which serves fantastic gelato. Ligeia and Mindy have already planned a return visit to try their “authentic” pizzas and a new flavor of iced dessert.
And finally, Mindy arrives at her office. It’s a 3-level conversion from what appears to be a home. It has air-conditioning, which is a blessing in this heat and humidity!