Saturday, January 27, 2007

Wandering Mae Sod

I've been riding around Mae Sot on my friend Patch's motorcycle. It looks like a scooter, but it actually shifts gears and goes pretty fast. I had it up to 70 or 80 kph at times. It's really fun to ride. All the motorcycles squeeze past the cars and line up at the stop lights. When the light turns green there might be 15 - 20 motorcycles all taking off at once. It feels like a race!

Just been wandering around Mae Sot today. Went to breakfast at the muslim breakfast place again. Mmmmmm... Then walked around the market looking for some flip flops that would fit me. Got lots of smiles when I pointed to my feet and said "Yai", Thai for big. Eventually, I found a shop that had a pair of flip flops that were nearly big enough for me and bought them. That was my feat for the day (bad pun intended).

Visited a few of the Wats (Buddish Temples) in Mae Sot. Here's a couple photos. They are quite magnificent.

Here are a couple pictures taken by a Taiwanese friend who was living in Mae Sot and shared some photos of town with me.

My friend Patch and I will be heading up north to install a micro-hydro electric project. Though, it sounds like there may not be much work for me to do there. There are going to be many many people there to work, but, even if I don't get to work, it will be an interesting trip and I will learn a lot about renewable energy.

I'll be returning to Bangkok on Feb. 10th and hope to be able to post some photos then. Will be playing in an ultimate frizbee tournament there, which will be really fun.


brettnama said...

Hey Trevor, Don't you still have your flip flops from PNG? I had a pair for everyday of the week until I lost a few down the lik lik haus, the dogs took off with them and the sun dry rotted a pair or two. Great to hear and see your new adventures. Love MA, Brett, Qiu and Jack

Adi said...

Thank you for sharing.
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