This is what our house looks like from the street:
Downstairs there's enough room to open a shop. The next floor up is the guest's bedroom and bathroom, and up the top is our bedroom and bathroom. The back of the house, with the kitchen and lounge-room front onto another street.
It attracts quite a cast of local characters. They can change every day, but today we have, over on the left, our friend the barber, who can give you a haircut or beard trim right there on the street:
Nathan has already tried him out. And over on the right are the Vietnamese chess guys:
It's only a matter of time (and learning the rules) before Nathan gets in on this action also:
Also watching the chess guys is the motorbike parking attendant for the shop on the corner:
He looks about ten years old, and seemingly works 12-hour day. Across the road is more motorbike parking for the hospital:
Walking past is a bicycle vendor, selling, probably, chao rice porridge:
And up above, the neighbourhood birds out and socialising on this Sunday afternoon.