and most importantly, tons of accommodation and local food that hardly costs more than a single outing to the movies in Canada… Per day… After we’ve splurged on dessert after every meal, soda instead of water, and chips to nibble in the evening.
There were tons of roaming dogs and cats, but I thought I would share this one, who, with a newfound bone, could care less that he was in fact the cutest puppy on the whole island. (Yes Samia, they were all mangy and rougher looking, but they all appeared to be eating well enough and receiving good attention from the locals.)
That being said, there have been downsides. Having rented a scooter, I learned that I in fact hate scooters (the weight of the bike made it impossible for me to drive by myself, so Mackenzie, make sure you get small scooters when you make your way to over! And ask about the gas!). Among other things (the huge spider we saw roaming the streets; we now sleep with a towel pressed to the door), the island itself is quite busy being so close to Bangkok, but it’s infinitely quieter than Bangkok, which is what we wanted.
We move through Bangkok and on to Chiang Mai in the days to come.
All the best,