Thailand’s #1 Band


According to the steward on our train to Vientiane, this photograph (printed on the back of every can of Chang Beer) is of the top rated band in Thailand. He tried to emphasize this point by singing some lyrics and attempting a well rehearsed air guitar. After seeing his enthusiasm, we believe him entirely.

Despite our interest in gaining perspective on pop culture, the name of the band was sadly lost in translation. Luckily we’ll have plenty of time to find out more details about this mystery band, as our travels through SE Asia will have us returning to Thailand twice over the next two months.

Let this be a lesson: When no common language is shared, the best means of expression is sometimes through impromptu sing along- at least it entertains passengers on a long train ride.

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