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We went back Chiang Mai from Pai for supposedly a couple of days before heading back to Bangkok. During the time in Chiang Mai we both took ill with what the pharmacist thought was a stomach/bacterial infection, probably from all the different street food we have been eating. So with a pack of antibioitics and a couple of days in bed each we felt …
... of a song teow used as a taxi. When you compare them, it is easy to see how the gentleman may think the truck was a taxi for hire. After a few miles, Annie and I convinced Billy to pull over and explain that we were not for hire. The next abbreviated conversation spoken in Thai went something like this....
Billy-"What are you doing?"
Thai Man- "I ride with you."
Billy- "Where do you need to go?"
Thai Man- "I go with you."
Billy- "No, I am going home you can't come ...
... he managed to build this up into though. Then it was onto the rest of the farm where he showed us where they grow rice and all the fresh herbs used in their cooking. In the morning we learnt how to cook red and green curry, from making the paste to finishing the dish, chicken and coconut milk soup, tom yam, pad thai and chicken and cashew nuts. It was great fun and then we got to eat all the food for lunch.
We then had a couple ...
... relax there and catch up on some sleep.
The night market proved to be a good choice. Money was spent on traditional Thai harems and light trousers, pictures, and food. A restaurant which looked to be popular amongst Thai's and westerner's was the choice for tonight's dinner. I chose a green Thai spaghetti dish which proved to be a lot more spicy than first thought, but it was very yummy.
The vibe of the market changed after dinner, and there were a lot ...
... tourists can see. They say the rest is not safe to travel. Story is apparently the burmese used this cave to secretly access Thailand when they invaded a long time ago.
Another highlight of our trip was the night markets. There is a Saturday and Sunday night market that covers an entire km long of a street for vendors and shoppers. No cars allowed and a lot of people bumper to bumper trying to haggle and taste food.