In March, Beijing’s winter started warming up. We went pretty quickly from freeze-your-face-off icy winds to the smell of damp earth and melting ice. All of a sudden, I didn’t need three pairs of long johns and ten scarves! It was a miracle!
For the last leg of our Thailand adventures, Scotty and I quite literally went to a tropical island, had long walks on the beach, stayed in a seaside bungalow shaded by palm trees, and had an adventure. It was amazing.
Yesterday, Scotty and I signed up for a day-long Hike & Bike in Doi-Pui National Park. It was a gorgeous day, and we set out with high hopes of seeing beautiful scenery and getting in some exercise while we were at it. (First and last photos are compliments of Scotty) Continue reading →
Nearly everyone we talked to in Chiang Mai recommended we take a Thai cooking class, and to add to the fun we decided to take a day trip to a local organic farm with Thai Farms Cooking School. Continue reading →
Our next stop was Chiang Mai. According to a write-up in a local museum, Thailand’s northern capital has a “very cold climate” with average lows of 20°C, and average highs only reaching about 32°C through the year. (I know, right?)
We arrived nearly a week ago, intending to stay only a few days. Since then, we’ve been sucked in by the friendly faces and the relaxed atmosphere. Cheap Thai massages and delicious food haven’t hurt either! By a bit more luck, we also met up with Doro, the same friend we spent New Year’s Eve with in Beijing. 🙂 Continue reading →