The family arrived safely at the international airport in
where a limousine took them to a fancy hotel near
Early the next morning, a company vehicle chauffeured Dad to a tall building near the
Chao Phraya River.
Mom and a few women went shopping. She agreed to let Mel and Wes explore the city with a
Thai friend named Jiap.
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Jum (street seller);
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"Speed Talk" is in pink; meaning is in [brackets].
I guess you're right. I better pass this time.
I will take you to a big department store near here.
[Jiap leads the others to a typical Bangkok shopping mall that is
several stories tall and covers a whole block. Thousands of people
Unlike in the United States, at least one salesman or saleswoman stands behind each
counter in the store. They quickly help customers.]