First up... my apartment in Rayong.
See... all cleaned up, it's not so bad. It's basic, but big, has A/C, a ceiling fan, a balcony, and it's close to work.
This is the view outside my window (well, looking left). It's so lush!
Snacks! These are a few things I picked up at the market I went to with Ms Canada:
Surprise buns - these had ham in them, but could just as easily have had chocolate. The bread itself is actually really sweet so it's kind of a strange taste combination... you really do just have to have an open mind.
Mango on reddish-black rice sweetened with coconut milk and your garden variety chow mein. Yum!
I've noticed that the portion sizes are bigger here than in Chiang Mai. It's kind of nice since I don't have a kitchen and need to go out any time I'm hungry (more food in a sitting means less wandering around looking for food), but at the same time - I've seen a surprising number of chubby Thais in Rayong.
Next - Ban Phe.