Trip Start Aug 31, 2005
36Trip End Apr 11, 2007
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I arrived just in time for the Bangkok hat frisbee tournament, and said the one thing I didn't want was to be on the pink team! Guess what, it didn't work out! The tournament was on the Thai army barracks site, which was interesting as there were troops doing training exercises in full combat gear and guys using the firing range around us
From there I went to the ancient capital, Sukhothai, which had some amazing ruins to see. Another truely beautiful place with the ruins set among nice backdrops. Sadly there are no photos to show as the sand I got in my camera in Tasmania has caused problems with it! I've got it fixed now though, I'm just looking for someone who has been to Sukhothai so I can steal their photos!
On to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, a much more cultural centre than busy commercial bangkok. I have taken a cooking course, which was surprisingly easy and the food is amazingly fast to make. I'll definitely be looking for victims to feed when I get home!
I've decided it's time to slow the pace down a bit and am heading to a 10 day meditation course in a temple here. I've been interested in it for a while and figure now's a good time to give it a go and see if I like it. It's pretty restrictive, with only talking to your teachers, dressed all in white and not eating 12-6 the next morning (this I think will be the hardest for me!). I think it will be pretty hard, but then I guess that's the point! I'll see how it goes, and I might end up quitting on the first day due to hunger!