Tag Archives: Chiang Mai

Thailand Trekking 1

Racha Guest House, Chiang Mai 16th December 1985 2pm I returned today to the ‘real’ world: traffic, newspapers and contacts with the encroaching western way of life. For 4 days, 3 nights and 650 baht I have been trekking among … Continue reading

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Thailand Trekking 2

The next morning, after coffee and toast, we set off and tested our stamina. The paths were muddy from the early morning dew so it took us all some time to find our rhythm of footing. We could tell when … Continue reading

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Thailand Trekking 3

The third day was for me the best. Getting our circulations going and removing the sleep from our heads meant that the first walking session was undertaken willingly. Although getting to the top of a mountain ridge may not be … Continue reading

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Thailand Trekking 4

Our third and final night was to be for an induction into opium smoking. But first, while the others were out in the cold playing with the village children among the tallest bamboo (coppiced) that I have ever seen, I … Continue reading

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Thailand Trekking 5

The old couple had smoked steadily together all evening. They were up at five, whether they were woken up by the rooster as I was or not, I cannot say. They said little to us or each other. The last … Continue reading

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My Future Is Finite …

Boon Krong Guest House nr. Chiang Mai January 1st 1986 I return to the UK this year. No more do I say in a blasé way, “Oh, I get back some time next year.” I’m looking towards the end of … Continue reading

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