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... compose myself and ask the driver to pull over. I ride the rest of the way up front. The driver is trying to talk to me but knows hardly any english. He takes us to temple that is very special to the locals. There are many elaboarte paintings on the walls and two Buddha's. One is 1,800 years old and the other is 2,500 years old. He drops us at our hotel and we head upstairs to rest. Nobody feels like moving for the rest of the day but I am ...
... through the treehouse property and the younger kids have enjoyed constructing boats from giant leaves and watching them run down the stream. The highest treehouse has a pulley system to move bags from the ground to the tree canopy above so this has provided much amusement.
Our treehouse stay has been unforgettable, a chance to stop and to simplify. No visit to Northern Thailand would be complete without this inclusion.
... Laos, going through Vietnam and Cambodia, ending my trip in Bangkok. I am BEYOND excited - it is only a switch in the order of countries, but i still feels like a brand new trip! I will try to write another post before I start my 10 day silent retreat (as I will not have internet for the duration of the retreat). If I do not write another, I will post shortly after my retreat and let you know how much I loved/hated it ;) Until then, peace and love friendly friends ...
... lots of bars, restaurants and clothes stalls, whereas Khao San is carnage. Even in the middle of the day there was drunk travellers stumbling bare foot through the crowds - I suppose one of those places you should see but made me feel very old and boring. Spent the rest of the day wandering around and people watching. Next day I finally had my barings so I took the river boat down to see the Grand Palace and also checked out a couple of the more popular temples, including Wat ...
... with a walking tour of the moated city in search of local folklore books. This charming city in the mountains of Northern Thailand is predominantly a thick jungle forest and the home of the Hmong hill people. This area reminded me of living in the hilly jungles of New Guinea where I spend my adolescent years. The only difference is that we didn't have ...
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