The Thailand Travelers
I've blogged about the food, beaches and places in Thailand, but the sites and tastes are only a part of the travel experience. Since I was traveling from the United States alone I signed up for a group tour around Thailand with a company called Gap360. The group consisted of two tour guides, local women who had grown up in Thailand, and 13 other travellers, mainly from England.
Despite the age differences every person in the group has things in common - for one, we all love to travel! It is so inspiring to be around other travellers, especially others who have also made the journey solo. Of my friends from home, I am "that girl" who threw in the towel on the corporate ladder and decided to fly across the globe on a one-way ticket. But here, with this group, I find out there are others like me (!) and soon enough we begin to feel like family.
I've learned a lot about the English language from my English friends. And for your enjoyment and entertainment I have made a list:
Bobble = a hair tie. I learned this one when my roommate asked me if she could borrow a bobble from me.
Peckish = desiring a snack, but not quite yet a full meal. This is one of my favorite new words, as I am always peckish.
Did you pull last night? = Did you hook up last night? This one really confused me. I kept asking what people were pulling around.
What's the crack? = What's up?
Bird = a girl. For example, John was with his bird last night.
Safe = wicked. So instead of saying, "that is wicked as f*ck" you could say "that is safe as f*ck"
Bits and bobs = stuff.
I'm going to spend a penny = I am going to go pee.
Taking the piss = joking around. This one was the most difficult and confusing for me to learn. When someone jokes with you, don't be like me and ask if they are pissing on you, instead say "You're taking the piss!"
Proper = real. For example, instead of saying, "I want a real meal," or "I want real Uggs," you would say "I want a proper meal" or "I want some proper Uggs."
Fancy = want. Do you fancy a cup of tea?
Besides making some new Facebook friends and people to follow on Instagram, I really hope to stay in touch with people from my group and I can't wait to see where we all end up next!
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