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The heat is overwhelming, and there is lots of humidity (even for Lebanese standards). We spend the morning relaxing by the pool. Then, we take a small slow boat on the Mae Ping river and visit a farm house on the river bed. The trip is relaxing and lasts around two hours.

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Close by is Warorot Flower market, where Rita buys all kinds of exotic ingredients including pungent shrimp paste, dried lime leaves, Thai basil leaves and some basic pastes. We wander around a bit around the small Chinatown before heading back to the hotel and enjoying a swim.

 

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The night bazaar is quite an enjoyable area with a nice ambience. We wander around the shops and get some T-shirts for Jeremie. Then we end up in the Kalare food court and treat ourselves to some kow-soy and passion fruit smoothies. Although we did not do much today, we treat ourselves to the ritual of foot massage…