Begining to love Thailand
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The day started well with a sumptuous breakfast of fresh fruit and pancakes, omlette and coffee. Fortified for the day, we set about exploring the old quarter of the city on foot. We booked ourselves onto a Thai cooking course for tomorrow, had a look at a few of the temples which are in abundance here, and agreed that we very much liked Chaing Mai. It has a very relaxed feel to it and the Thai people here are very friendly and helpful. Getting around is easy on foot, and when you need to go further afield, hail one of the hundreds of sawngthaew, jump in and off you go.
The mornings are refreshingly cool here compared to the hot and sultry temperatures in Bangkok, but by early afternoon we were flagging a little and returned to the guest house for a rest. When in Rome and all that...... so we decided to go for a Thai massage. Emma opted for the neck/shoulders/foot massage and Diane went for the full body version. Emma became rather alarmed at one point when her masseur started to push a wooden stick rather painfully into the bottom of her feet, but no pain no gain. Diane reappeared after an hour of muscle stretching and bone cracking, stating that she felt bodily and spiritually re-alligned.