While in Chiang Mai we did some adventurous activities. We rented a Honda Shadow motorcycle and too a long day roadtrip to the highest peak in Thailand. The traffic here looks crazy, but everyone is very defensive and reactive, so it seems to work. They say Americans have freedom, but the driving here seems as free as you can get.
The next day we took a rock climbing trip and had a great time doing that. It was realxing day and our first time rock climbing outdoors.
Now we've made it back from our Mountain bike trip. It was a amazing trip, both amazingly hard and beatiful. I've never cycled so far, for so many days, day 1 was 35km, day 2 was 95km, day 3 was 80km and day 4 was 45km. We were lucky to be cycling during the time of rice harvesting here and so have seen the process as we've passed the fields. The workers are very friendly and let us stop and see what they are doing. In the hills, everything is still manually done, the hardest was the beating of the bundles to release the rice husks. Everywhere we go we see families of chickens with chicks running around the roads and dogs, both which end up as family food.
I've had the typical travelers stomache issue, but now am taking the antibiotic I brought and I think I'll be back full swing for the beach very soon. I am so glad to have brought it with me!
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