Today will be my last day in Chiang Mai. I am headed out on another tour this morning and will post some pics.
Headed to the south of Chiang Mai about 2 hours to the local village and park land.
Tomorrow the beach in the south (Phuket)
Well I had to give this a try. Like I said on a previous post. Once you get out of the city this maybe your only option. It actually wasn’t so bad – pretty easy. You put your back to the wall, place your feet on both sides and squat. When finished you dip the green pail in the water there and dump the water in the squat toilet so that works like a flush. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do right???
|Typical Squat Toilet|
This was a typical toilet at a rest stop along the way. On the outside this rest stop was actually a lot like the ones off the NJ Turnpike, gas pumps with a place to buy snacks and the only difference is in the bathroom there are squat toilets.
These toilets do not flush. See that little green pot, you fill that with water from the side area there and you pour that into the toilet when you are done. Okay, just gotta be honest here. Technology is rampant in this country and China so why they INSIST on keeping these types of toilets I just don’t understand. Please don’t ask me what you do with the used toilet paper because I have deleted that from my memory!!!
So the outing today was interesting because I got a chance to see a different part of the country. The cities are so unbelievably crowded but the countryside is peaceful. We went to a coffee plantation and saw how women weave. We were able to walk around the raised houses and try to talk with the residents. Just gotta say its incredible and humbling. They live very simple lives. Not sure if they have electricity.
Here are some pics
|Village Girl Performing Tasks|
|Dai Thop (highest point in Thailand)|
|Coffe Farm – Typical Hut|
|Village Weavers – They sell what they make|
|Wife of Village Leader|
More on Chiang Mai
Bangkok – Solo Trip Report
Phuket – Solo Trip Report