The Forest Resort & Spa
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Sorry I have been a bit slack with the blog posts recently, mainly due to the lack of internet in Myanmar meaning I've had backdated ones to upload. But I'm back on track! This is from the present and I'm writing about Chiang Mai, from Chiang Mai. I don't know how many people we mentioned this to before we set off from NZ but, inspired by one of our friends, our intentions were to train at a Muay Thai camp for a month. Both to get fit and also save a bit of money by settling ...
... was very much indeed.
We didn't stay out too late as we had a special day out planned- meeting and caring for elephants deep out in the Thai jungle a couple of hours outside Chiang Mai. We'd researched very carefully which company to opt for to do this as there are so many on offer and we were very aware some aren't very nice to the elephants. We did not want to be involved with these guys. We chose well with Elephant Discovery.
After an intense off road drive we ...
... and flowers - obviously this is is passion that he invests endless hours of his time. 5 bags of compost later and 3 bikes, off we tootled to the temple to care for some of the garden there. A quick trip to the temple as the resident monk was out on duties and Richards gurgling tummy was threatening to explode. A pleasant wee place - I can see why Marcel is so proud of what he and Jim have there. Remainder of the day was spent exploring Chiang Mai. First the old ...
... they belong to originated in Hunan Province China. So a tribe of people who emigrated south to sell naff gifts to tourists. Harry should perhaps pay more attention. Next we got to the elephant camp. There were elephants here. Did anyone predict that? We all paired up and I was left with the Italian Bee Gee. To elaborate, he was Italian and could easily have been in the Bee Gees, long blonde hair, neatly manicured beard, high pitched voice. And I could by the way he used his walk, ...
Pretty good day-- it was a Wednesday, so not bad!
I uploaded my second blog post on the ashram's website: http://wiselivingyoga.blogspot.com/2015 /02/our-neighborhood-wlya-and-beyond.ht ml
I took all the photos! They look pretty good put in a row like that, no? It makes me realize once again how lucky I am to be spending time here! How sunny and beautiful is this area! And to think I felt kind of scared and anxious to be in a rural area for so ...