Motorbike to doi suthep.
Windy mountainous road.temple full of rituals. I dedicate some tiles, I sign the yellow scarf. I shake a stick. I am to have a baby boy according to my stick….
Stick a coin on the money wall
Stick shaking and pray
Inscribe the scarf to be wrapped around the chedi
Donate and inscribe a tile for the roof
Spooning oil on candles
Circle the chedi with lotus buds, incense and mantras
Have your picture taken by roving photographers holding garish samples: families smiling in front of chedi
Be blessed, holy water sprinkled, holy cotton tied round your wrist
Odd English signage..look:!
Group of army officers out for the afternoon
Ice cream shops
Trinket and cd stalls
Hornet overpowering and devouring one.
Motorbike back, walk into the national park to a spot with pooling fast flowing water under an overhanging cliff. Eyrique does some yoga in the water. The light is beautiful.
Back into town and buffet at gap. No other customers.
Back at riverside, a lot of introspection.
An uncomfortable evening at the night market.