Baan Deva Montra
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... normal, and being the newly recognised Moto GP racer I am use the apex's in my favour to catch up on time, for our race against the clock!! The sky is perfect sunshine again and gives brilliant visibility for us of the beautiful scenery for our last big drive here, so we soak in as much of the views as we can! We work out that in total over the last 8 days of driving, we have driven about 1250km, so I'm sure you can only imagine how much we are looking forward to some ...
... who had duct taped shoes. Edd had to be dragged out of bed, borderline kicking and screaming, as he did not want to buy new sandals. We followed the Google maps on my phone that said we'd be walking for an hour. We decided a bit of exercise never hurt anyone and didn't have anywhere to be anyway. We walked along the old city walls that were now ruins and Edd realised we were on the wrong side: Google maps was taking us around 3 sides of a square. He checked ...
... Street Market.
Since then we visited the Worrowat daily street market. This one
reminded me of my childhood and going with my mother to Ridly Road
Market in Dalston, East London. Same set-up. Streets with a continuous
line of shops which were faced by street stalls all along the
pavements. This was where you bought toilet paper, plastic buckets,
really cheap clothing, fruit and veg's. The permanent shops had a
... Things were pricier than I thought. Like the popular 100 baht pants were now being sold for 150-200 baht even with haggling! Why! I ended up getting a beautiful skirt that I can wear to our "graduation" and also Tsalika's ceremony. We munched on some noodles at the food court in the middle of the market then had to SPRINT back to the meeting place. We all sat in the back of the truck showing each other all of our conquests, haha. Materialism galore. Oh what a great, fun day! ...
... of the village is changing with tourism. The focus is shifting away from preserving the community and helping each other, and more towards generating a profit and expanding. As much as I love this village and have loved experiencing this truly unique community, hearing about the impacts of tourism made me want to pack up my bags and leave the community untouched. The introduction of the outside world into this small town will no doubt change it permanently. ...