Marisa Boutique Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Chiang Dao
Once again, a significant amount of time has passed between blogs. C'est la vie. But, as Ryan and I spend our last few days in Thailand, I find myself drawn to take some time to sit, reflect, and wrap up not only the last few blog-less months, but our experience here as a whole. Many significant things have transpired since March. I'll do my best to relate the tales as entrancingly yet succinctly as possible.
The month of April brought with it Songkran and a wonderful ...
... on it and rode it through the jungle and river. The elephants were semi domesticated, they live in the mountain but have a chain as bell round their neck. I know the skin is hard but we were all going mad at the guy whipping it and shooting it with a slingshot. It probably didn't feel a thing but was still unpleasant to witness. The guys in the village were making us bamboo rafts which is how we get back to civilisation. They selected the 5 heaviest people, great I ...
Today was a good day cycling. Beautiful tropical forests with karst peaks in the background. Some flowing downhills in places too. But the most exciting moment of the day was being chased by a pack of three mangey dogs for about 50m. I could tell they were going to be trouble by the way they were stood tensely to attention as I approached. I pedalled as fast as I could, shouted ...
... to nowhere. Could a Honda scooter really be cited as a corespondent? An hour later and gasping for water we got back to the sanctuary of Malees and had a swim in the tiny salt water pool. Orchids grow like weeds and the delicate and expensive Woolies flowers that we prize so much are no more than a walk on part amongst a cast of superstars. For Kurt the Swiss husband of Malee tending and nurturing hundreds of species in his private garden is a ...
... which seemed like the highlight of their day. They were incredibly hospitable and fed/hydrated us well with fresh coconut water, mango slices and ice cold water. For a family who does not have much, they were very generous.
This is just one example of the many families in the villages around the countryside. What amazes me most ...
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