Thailand: the old, the new! A '7-11' store, NakhonSawan.

Note the packets of Thai style Cheesy Poofs in the foreground and the large Thai Wat in the background through the window (partly obscured by the Titanic poster).

You can learn a lot about a country by trying out the different packets of Cheesy Poofs on offer. In Thailand the Cheesy Poofs come in extremely hard to open vacuum sealed foil bags which Mr Pumpy finds enormously frustrating. The flavours also bear little relationship to the pictures on the packet, at least to Mr Pumpy's mind. No matter what the picture, the flavour seems to be 'chilli prawn'.

Mr Pumpy advises extreme caution for the Western cyclist.