The weirdest backpackers who do the most un-touristy things
I am now in a road side internet cafe, reporting live from Chiang Mai. It's been 3 days since we left Singapore and a myriad of weird and interesting things have happened. We spent the last 2 days in Chiang Dao, a small town north of Chiang Mai near the mountains and had such a LAZY time. The guest house where we stayed in had such a comfortable room and bed, and it being off-peak season, we were the only guests in the guest house. Mongkon, the owner, cooked FABULOUS meals, with homegrown rice. Homegrown rice which we couldn't bear to waste so we finished every. single. grain.
We basically spent the days walking around, getting stuck in rains, being the objects of humour and scrutiny by the passing hill tribes people in motor bikes while we walk around in transparent poncho, barefooted (on separate occasions) and basically looking like oddballs. We bought a jackfruit from a village boy and carried it around before being offered a ride on a motorbike (think 3 people with a 4 kilo jackfruit on a small scooter).
We did such WEIRD things. But all in the name of good fun :D
Tomorrow we are going a 3D2N tour to Mae Taeng area where we will visit hill tribe villages, waterfall, do bamboo rafting, and a lot of walking. I will live to tell the tale. Stay tuned.
Labels: South east Asia, travel