A dear friend, a dedicated animal activist, asked me about the treatment of animals in Thailand. I recall from my previous trip back to South East Asia that animals were not treated particularly well. But now, it seems to be a different story.
I had recently tasted the sweet complexity of baelfruit tea during a Thai massage, and wanted to broaden my tea-drinking horizons even further. Lek, from Spana Health Station in Chiang Mai, was just the person to help me do so.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what some of our meals have looked like since we set down our packs in Chiang Mai, and a rough guide about how much food costs.
In Thailand, if you only have one thing on your To Do List, chances are it’ll take you a week to get around to it. The one thing on my list was to go adventuring and check out some of the temples around my guesthouse. And yesterday, I finally managed to accomplish that.
So, it’s Christmas Day here in Chiang Mai and it was a pretty low-key day. I wasn’t able to fall asleep until the sun rose. The UN Bakery was fresh out of baguettes and French loaves, but had plenty of mince pies. I returned with the last four bread rolls and chocolate croissants to enjoy with our powdered coffee for the celebratory breakfast at 2pm.
Right now, I am overwhelmed for a multitude of reasons.
So in light of feeling off-balance, I wish to speak positively and share the love. Here’s three people whose words I have dug this week.