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Last Day

I don't want to go home!

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It's our last day in Thailand, and it feels like the last day of school. No activities today, everyone's just doing their own thing, and everything's packed away, including the new goodies in our additional suitcase. We started a collection for Gordon Wilson to take any clothing or personal items that don't get packed home to donate to his refugee camp, so that feels good. Can't believe it's been 2 weeks gone by so fast, and now we're in for 36 hours of travelling. We took about 600 pictures, and spent our last baht, so we're almost ready to go. For our last night we went out to dinner with the whole group at a nice restaurant on the river. Nathan is dying for some mexican food and pizza! He picked up his suit yesterday, and picked up some last things at the night market. We toured the temple on the mountain overlooking Chiang Mai where the white elephant carrying Buddha's bones collapsed, and so was enshrined. The most remarkable thing about it was the swarm of millions of termites flying everywhere, that the temple boys were swatting out of the air with brooms, which came out after the rain. We did get caught in a morning monsoon as we gave alms to the novice monks at 6am on the mountain, but it was neat to see them in their saffron robes singing chants, the little ones just 8-12 years old. So we'll compare pictures with our new friends while we await departure at the airport. See you soon!

Posted by nat-ali 17:28 Archived in Thailand Tagged tourist_sites

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