Trip Start Apr 26, 2005
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So first stop, a saunter up and down the Sunday market - which was awash mainly with Thais and the odd backpacker and septagenarian tourist. As you can see we made friends with a rather nattily dressed dog...! Made a few purchases - sorongs, a hat and some tiger balm (aah, relief from our many angry bites. The market was quite a shock after the peace and solitude of our beachside retreat with the competing stands, food stalls and impromptu concerts which blocked the entire market.. so after a few hours we retired to a bar for some delicious Pad Thai, Green curry and a few large Singha beers.
The next morning I forced the ever sleeping Phil out of bed at 7 am as we had not reset our watches - he was not best pleased, but we managed to do quite a lot this morning in checking that our plans are all running smoothly. We are being picked up in a while for the airport and our flight to Mae Hongson to meet our local guide Chan, who will take us on a 6 day trek staying with hilltribes enroute. We are very ecited if not a liittle daunted as it is VERY, VERY hot at the moment, and as we are still not fully acclimatised, I swear we will melt into a puddle!