Week One in Thailand Recap – Part 2
Early this morning I flew to Chiang-Rai and then drove north west into the mountains and jungle to begin the one month yoga teacher training course here. I can’t even tell you how spectacularly gorgeous it is here. I’ll post pics later after I download them. This post I am mostly going to include some photos from Bangkok and brief descriptions.
First though in the Small World Department – The first person I met here lives in the same town my parents and sister do in BC Canada. In fact, her parents live just down the street from my sister’d family. Second person was from Seattle – Ballard to be exact. You gotta love these things. Across the globe to run into people from practically next door.
Here at the impressive Grand Palace – so happy I thought I’d join in the dance. The rules here are no shorts, tank-tops etc out of respect. Of course most westerners in the heat are wearing precisely those duds. Rather than forcing everyone to make the jumbo trek back later, their clever solution is to “lend” everyone in need whatever you need with a refundable good faith deposit you get back. The lady who fitted me took less than a billionth of a second to size me up and hand over the pantaloons. They fit perfectly. Gotta love a pro.