Filbert discovered shortly after we arrived in Thailand that he cannot read the Thai language. He was glad that the numbers used to identify our room were familiar to him, so he found that — but for everything else, he had to rely on other means for figuring out what is what.
After just a few trips, Filbert has realized that one common denominator for our travels is the water bottle. Some places that water is provided because it is preferable to drink bottled water over tap. In Thailand it was more than just about preference. We ONLY drank bottled water or purified water. In fact, we only brushed our teeth with bottled water. That may be a little extreme, but it’s a small price to pay to avoid the annoying (at least) stomach ailments that can come from drinking unclean water.