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January 6, 2011
We took a long-tailed speedboat along the river. It took us out to the shanty banks, complete with women in straw hats, bringing their boats along-side us, offering us water for only 10 baht. I was told that although the walls may be broken and rotting, each one of these huts would be cleaner than clean. Just because it's poverty, doesn't mean it isn't proud. The people here have their lives, and they might not eat tomorrow but they'll have a floor you could eat off and the kids wil play football in the street and never stop smiling.