Finally - arrival !
Trip Start Aug 30, 2012
205Trip End Mar 21, 2013
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We pull up outside the house or at least I think we do. The front garden looks like one of the tropical greenhouses at Kew and I cant even see the house through the undergrowth
The cup of tea has gone down and a semblance of normality is slowly returning. We spend the next 5 hours cleaning everything in the kitchen and bathroom, the first signs of love and affection they have received since we left. If I excuse Jai's mum from the cleaning for a number of reasons I still fail to understand how family living next door and all around can ignore seeing the place in the state that it is. Ignorance is bliss I guess ! One of Jai's sisters even pops in whilst we are cleaning but after a quick hello where is my present she is off without an offer to help. Nobody else shows their faces until they are sure that we have broken the back of the cleaning. Tiredness has crept up on me again and after eating I retire for a couple of hours.
Later I venture out of the back door but hastily backtrack for fear of the wold beatsts that may be lurking in the rainforest that has overtaken my back garden
I decideto get the motorbike out and it is hard work kicking it over for the first few times. Jai's grand daughter comes to visit with the little girl from next door - the devils spawn. Wetake the bike out for a short run around the village stopping to get some petrol and say a brief hello to George and Wan. I have to stay here for a beer - well, it would have been rude to say no wouldnt it.
Back to the house as darkness falls and strangely in the half light it looks a lot better. Something to eat then a shower - oh yes, I'd forgotten the joys of a cold shower ! - then to bed to bring these notes up to date. To paraphrase James Bond, tomorrow is another day.