Bai tiow (go out for fun)
Over the past few days I have worked hard during the day, then adventured a little. My hosts love to show me around and I am so grateful! Otherwise, I may not have seen and experienced what I have so far.
Saturday we went to the candle festival in Ubon Ratchatani. It was raining, but we still had fun seeing all of the amazing carved wax floats. Such art and skill, it was beautiful!
Next we went to the Thai silk weaving museum! Oh my it was beautiful. I was astonished at all of the work put into making the silk, and the patterns! Each part of Thailand has their own pattern! So beautiful.
Monday we went to Laos! What a beautiful country! And I got to see the mighty Mekong river which I’ve always wanted to see. It is a very important river in SE Asia and has the most variety of large fish in the world!
Next we climbed to Wat Phu near Pakse. What a beautiful Khmer temple from the 11th century. Previously there were temples from the 5th century but they didn’t survive. It was a ceremonial location with many steps, like a short pilgrimage on the way to heaven at the top of the mountain.
I am so grateful to experience the beautiful of the world. To climb a mountain and see nothing but forest, water, and beautiful stone ruins was so peaceful.