I wont miss the bugs though. Christy. Got a couple of scorpions on the go by the end of the week. And I set my dress on fire on a mosquito coil. Not my most suave moment.
We inadvertently got adopted the last few days we were there! Just having a wonder through the village, and were called over by a group of elderly ladies that spoke no English... Then another woman rushed across the road and said "5 minutes! 5 minutes!" We smiled ... for about 5 minutes straight actually... At which point a Thai girl with striking blue eyes made a dramatic entrance on a scooter, her name was Bee and she spoke fluent English. We were invited for dinner there 2 days running and Bee took us round the town pointing out papaya and banana trees and another kind of fruit tree that she didn't know the name of in English but people wrap paper round the fruits so they look like little paper lampshades round fruity bulbs. It was nice, sitting watching the sun set over the paddy field and having conversation with people through the medium of arm gestures.
Back in Chaning Rai now, notionally heading to Lamphun tomorrow. But I may change my mind at the last minute BECAUSE I CAN.