Trip Start Nov 15, 2010
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Thanks to the kind donations of friends our farm was able to purchase a used motorcycle to haul vegetables to the larger markets in Chiang Mai. A 2009 Honda Phantom 250 CC.
Now I know that some of my American friends would call this bike a "scooter". You would not crack so wise over here, as most bikes are 100cc Honda Waves, some 110's, and a few 125's. When we tool around on this monster 250 Thai people run out, stare, and exclaim "Beeeg Bike!".
Two new customers (D-Lo Restaurant and the Salsa Kitchen) lined up with daily deliveries scheduled after Songkran.
Check out our website www.NEED-Burma.org and our Facebook page linked to it (the FB page is more interesting, as we are reconstructing our website). Many terrific photos.
Songkran is the Buddhist New Year--officially April 13-15 but in reality the partying will begin April 9-- is a blast. Everybody has a super soaker and it is one huge waterfight--without the fighting. The symbolic purpose is to wash away the sins and sadness of the previous year and start the new year fresh( kinda like in Memphis where each New Years Eve they fill a casket with everybody's sadness written on post it notes and at midnight have a afuneral for the blues).
I think it is an excuse for the world's longest party. It is best not to drive that week--last Songkran 1948 people died in Thailand in Songkran related accidents, mostly DUI victims.
Found a nice cabin in the woods and will probably move there May 1.