Well, it has been about ten days since my last post and honestly, I don't think I will blog more than every ten days or so. There are two reasons for this:
- I can't seem to find the time to sit down and actually develop cohesive sentences; and,
- It seems like it would be more enjoyable for my friends and followers to see fewer posts but mmore detail. Do you agree?
Monday, toured around Bangkok and stumbled upon the Myanmar Embassy. (This is for you, Hsan!)
I was the only one at the restaurant at 9:30 so she ended up sitting with me, chatting away and sharing two beers. Her husband is an architect who travels a lot (Joo: "If he's home for more than four days, I telll him it's time to go"). He designed their home/restaurant.
Because I was with Sea, the tour broker and the only native Thai on the group, I think we got preferential treatment. After bathing the elephants, we walked with them back up to where the riding of them started. But, on the way up, our rider asked if she or I wanted to ride with him (and without any sort of harness...poor risk management!). Sea declined but I jumped at the opportunity to try this. The elephant knelled down and the rider instructed me to step on his leg and hop up. Trust me, this is way easier said than done.
Many thanks to Svend for urging me to go and to Sea for being such a gracious tourguide.