Laura and I were hanging out with some French guys and talking about the “Americanization” of the world and how people are getting fatter and fatter in the developed countries, and how it is disgusting. It was an interesting conversation, but it was one of those that doesn’t really go anywhere. They had recently gone on a trek in Chaing Mai, and we thought that sounded like a good idea, so we are getting on a train tonight (probably while you are reading this) and heading north to that area to hike in the mountains, make bamboo rafts and take them down the river and ride elephants.
We are so tired of Bangkok that we can think of nothing else but getting out of here. Next post will be from the mountain city of Chaing Mai. We are going to meet up with one of my father’s friends for lunch or dinner one night before we go off to trek.