Friday, June 10, 2011

Farewell Thailand

The last day in Thailand we hired a driver, Marty, to drive us to some of the sights outside of Chiang Mai.
Beside visiting the Hill Tribes, we also climbed through a cave with Buddhas around each turn.
There was some very old monuments in the area of the caves.
Then nearby was a gathering place for meditation.
There were 500 steps to the top of the mountain through tropical forest.
Since again it was a very hot day I climbed 250 steps and let my husband, Jim, and
our driver, Marty, make the rest of the way while I sat and enjoyed the quietness.
For lunch we spent a couple hours of pure bliss at The Nest.
It was a lovely resort.  If we were to ever travel back to Thailand
I would definitely plan some time here.  The food was amazing and the surroundings just beautiful.
Since it is Friday and I usually write about tea on Fridays, I am bidding
farewell to Thailand with this amazing glass of Thai Iced Tea served to me at The Nest.

I don't think I have ever had such a refreshing glass of iced tea.
I haven't quite figured out the recipe, but I do know
it was freshly brewed tea, sugar syrup, and freshly squeezed lime juice, plus lots of ice.

Next week we will be traveling to Taiwan where there was tea everywhere we went.