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... some great conversation about jobs and life in general. About an hour goes by and then the fights begin. They start out with the youngest and then go to the oldest and more advanced. This is Thailands national sport so kids start fighting at around 10 years old. We watched about 5 different fights and it was a lot different than the one in Phi Phi. It was more calculated hits and very structured. It was a great night out and to experience Chiang Mai at ...
... third match: England vs France, it was 12.30am and I was ready for bed. I left an animated Edd, shouting at the TV, telling the players what they were doing wrong. The game ended at 2am and there was no chance I was going to be able to stay up until then. I weaved my way back to our guest house and went to bed. I was surprised when Edd joined me a little after 2am, thinking he'd stay out with the Dartford guy and have a few drinks - but England had lost, he wasn't interested.
... in to
kneel before the alters to get a blessing from the duty monk. Tourists
often get a devotional string bracelet tied around their wrist and are
told 'not to take it off - it must fall off in its own time for 'good
luck.' The Watt Chai Mongkong is across the road from our condo and at
the back of the gardens there's a boat landing where you can take the
Ping River Boat Tour.
In my last post I told you about the ...
... what I had seen on TV and elsewhere-- an old jolly Thai lady getting on top of me and behind me and in front of me and pressing on tight muscles, twisting my limbs, and massaging with so much vigor! It kind of reminded me of the massages I've gotten at Korean bath houses, and honestly, I'm surprised any westerner would like this type of massage, haha. I thoroughly enjoyed it and left feeling no tension or tightness in my body!
We walked over to the night bazaar, and ...
... and they have a small enough community that they all seem to know each other and take care of each other. Of course, tourism has become a major source of revenue for them, which has changed some of these qualities. Coffee shops are scattered throughout the town, more roadside markets are popping up, foreign (unhealthy) foods like cake and sugary drinks are now on menus. One of professors, who grew up in a community similar to this, told me she feels like ...