The old school of travel carries no book,
but learns the language of the country explored. That gets hard in SE Asia with 6-8 different languages and scripts. Show me an easy language and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t speak it. The most important part of speaking any language is being able to fake every language. Language is not hard science; you’re only as good as your partner will let you be. Welcome to Thailand and the Farang Uncertainty Principle (FUP). You’ll never know what it’s really like here because your presence changes everything. This is the matrix, your womb, your final resting-place in an imploding universe rewinding. No one gets out of here alive.