Firstly, Thai road are excellent. Not a pothole yet. (I was just reading Steph Jeavon’s update and she’s just encountered the worst: Honduras).
There were some unusual reptiles, insects, small mammals and fish in the bags. I know a few people who would be bothered by some of this, so I’ve left out everything except for the things in the bottles at the end here
So he showed me what they did, which was fight. Possibly a male territory instinct. They made a large popping sound of gas to frighten the rival. At one point I had a decent war going on my hands. These are his
Then into Lampang. We were really disappointed we’d made a commitment in Chiang Mai the following evening because Lampang looked like the most beautiful town yet. Plus I had my best Thai dinner yet here. So I guess I’ll be back, and I have a opportunity to do that. Unless it continues this way…
Roughly in the middle of town there’s a largish compound of temples, a monastery and things we’d never seen before. I’m sure there are incredible things to follow, but this was lush with beauty, all tightly packed.
Some young kids were building the flower structures that donations are attached to. I sat and helped with 2. The ladies thought I was very strange suffering in full gear. We had a major photo session, it was fun
This was one of the most exceptional things we’ve ever seen. I walked by this ‘sculpture’ as I thought, a few times in the temple. Yes, he was motionless, not a blink, not any movement, nothing. I studied his face, his hands, not even a microscopic waver. Been thinking about this…