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day twenty-four / motorbike ride: a little confused on what to do today. i don't have a motorbike, and there's virtually nothing to do because the town is so small. hung out around the resort cafe. luckily, herntai is really serene. it's set in the middle of rice fields with wooden pathways connecting the cafe to manmade bungalows. great place to relax. was quietly reading my book when one of the workers insisted on a bike ride. he didn't speak any english, so i ...
... the highlight of the day was finding the worlds best coffee shop in the middle of nowhere on route. That's right - Move aside hipster Melbourne cafés (yes, even you Mama Nom Noms), we have found a winner. Amazing view. Awesome hut. Friendly folk. Good coffee. Plus other free ...
... end up (you can choose to believe this or not). It supports the villagers that are in fact burmese and fled their country for a better life. They survive thanks to tourism and have a long tradition of wearing a heavy ringed necklace that appears to elongate their necks, hence their names. They keep adding rings as space gets created so the elder they are, the more rings they wear. In fact it is not the spine that moves, rather their ribs get pushed ...
... aching from our back packs, but pumped from the ride up.
Mae Hong Son is nothing special, we only did it for the ride, so we go ourselves a guest house and settled down to just have a chilled evening.
I can't take credit for the pictures, they were taken by Diana: http://www.backpacking-designer.com/
... sorts of mishaps and misunderstandings when Thais engage with non-Buddhists, like we two "falang" (Westerners). "Saving face" is particularly problematic since tourists are constantly asking questions which, in order to "save face", are often answered in strange ways that can be disorienting to non-Asians. Here are a couple of examples from our experiences in Thailand to date.
One day, in an early morning mental fog, Charles forgot his cycling shorts behind, ...