We arrived in town late on Monday evening and used Teds guide book to find good value rooms for two nights.Each room cost eight pounds and so we pushed the boat out and had one each.
We spent our day shopping in the local market under instruction of our cookery teacher,then we learnt how to prepair some of the local dishes. The ingredients were so fresh and unusal to our western eyes it we good to finally have a local explain what the items were that we had been seeing in our food for the last few weeks.I hope that I can find some of the same food items when I get home.It was fun to be able to cook again, it has been some months since I have had a kitchen to work in.
After eating all of the dishes which had been prepaired we were stuffed. The first job we did was book our place on the bus back to Bangkok, a journey WHICH WILL LAST ALL OF TONIGHT. THE SECOND THING ON THE AGENDA WAS TO GET SOME EXCERSISE, SO WE FOUND THE TOURIST HOTEL AND JOINED THE GYM. AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER WE BOTH FELT BETTER, IT IS FUNNY HOW YOU GET USED TO DOING SOME ACTIVITY EVERY DAY AND IF YOU DO NOT DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL YOU MISS IT.
OUR ROOMS ARE ADJACENT TO THE LOCAL JAZZ CLUB SO WE HAVE HAD LIVE MUSIC AT THE END OF THE DAY , WHICH TED ASSURES ME IS OF THE HIGHEST STANDARD. I HOPE TED GETS IN TO PLAYING IN A BAND AT UNIVERSITY, HE WOULD REALLY ENJOY PLAYING JAZZ TO A LIVE AUDIENCE.
OFF TO CLEAN THE BIKE AND CHECK OUT THE LOCAL TEMPLES.