March 18, 2005
I got back to Bangkok a few days ago. I was very happy to find two letters from you waiting for me at the post office. My two weeks in India were exciting. Among other things, I saw the Taj Mahal. It is really as beautiful as everyone says.
To answer a few of your questions, I usually stay in cheap hotels which are listed in my guidebook. Most of them cost under US$10 a night. The food is great. In Thailand and India they have a lot of spicy food, which I like, and in Nepal they have lots of really cheap Western-style restaurants for travelers. The people in all the three places are friendly. Of course, not everyone speaks English, but people who deal with tourists a lot speak at least a little.
All the places I’ve visited are very interesting, but if I had to pick one, I’d say Katmandu is the most interesting. I’ve taken a lot of photos, so you can see for yourself what these places are like when I get back.
1. wait for.二等候……
例:I'm waiting for their package to arrive.
2. Among other things, S-f- V其中，……;撇开别的不谈，
例:John is really busy. Among other things，he has to prepare for the big conference next week.
3. the Taj Mahal 泰姬陵
4, list 将……列于名单中
例:Cathy listed all the things she had to buy at the grocery store.
5. guidebook 旅行指南
6. spicy 加香料的，辛辣的
7. Western-style 西方风格的
8. friendly 友善的
例:The friendly farmer gave the stranger a ride into town.
9, tourist 观光客
10. at least至少
例:The tycoon has at least US $100，000,000.
11, pick [pike vt.选择，挑选
例:He picked one watch for himself and another for his wife.