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Tribes & Temples

Our day started with a 4-5hour bus ride from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, through mountains. Will I ever tire of the green scenery or rice paddys?
We donned our sunnies & stopped out the White Temple, it's only 20 years old & not yet complete but a real marvel to look at
This afternoon we visited what you'll call an interpretive centre for the hill tribes. There is a small community from around 5 tribes live in this area, they stay a year or two before heading back to the jungle to there tribe. They play music, sing, dance, smile for you to take photos & you can buy market items direct from them. A good hour really.
Finally a bit of down time & all I want to do is sleep, so tired but were off for a family dinner tonight followed by a party where the guys are girls & girls are guys. I brought a singlet & hat to go with my shorts.

Posted by ChristieA 04:25 Archived in Thailand Tagged temple thailand asia chiangmai tribes Comments (1)

So an American, a Canadian & an Aussie walk into a bar


What am I saying it's more like a bunch of Americans, Canadians, Aussies, Chinese, South African..... Walk into a bar in Thailand ... Scrap that a cabaret bar ... Oh it was a lady boy show ok. Talk about laugh, what a performance.

Our day actually started on the train
Not a bad set up & I slept a lot better than I thought, however I do wish some people had more consideration to others when travelling in confined spaces. Don't get me started on the toilet ... That was the longest it's taken me to change my clothes there was no way nothing other than my flip flops that were touching that ground, better than the squat toilet in the other cubicle, man I'm sure I would have put my foot down the hole.

Once we had all recharged with the best breakfast so far, we tackled our workout for the day, some 300 odd steps to see the Wat Phra That Temple. We received blessings from a monk, had our fortunes told & enjoyed a quieter temple than yesterday.

Only a couple hours free time so we hit the streets & got caught up no sorry drowned by Songkran. There were more drive by shootings & all sorts joining it, it was a great atmosphere.

Now just because I took a Thai cooking class does not mean I'm going to cook you thai for (I'll leave that to the thai chief I'm packing with the tiger in my suitcase). Check out the beautiful setting of our cooking class
Smack bang in the middle of the rice fields beautiful is the only way to describe it. We watched the sun set over the mountains whilst cooking, laughing & enjoying our meal

Posted by ChristieA 09:32 Archived in Thailand Tagged thailand cooking asia chiangmai songkran Comments (0)

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