Above: Everyone is trying to be our friend...
Update: Look what tried to get into our apartment this
weekend. This is a Tokay gecko - the 2nd largest of the Gecko species. They can actually get up to 20 inches in length (the one above was probably about 12 inches). They're more aggressive than most geckos and have a bite that can crack the shell of a cockroach. This guy actually took a lunge at me.
Other than that it's been a pretty quiet week since our return from
Vientiane. I've previously mentioned that one of the things we've learned travelling as we have is that you have to give a place time, not just for yourself but others. We're finding over the last few weeks that more people
are approaching us and trying to be friends; from a Thai man who flies a kite, to an expat from California, to the lady who cuts my hair. That's the nice thing about slow travel and one of the aspects of a place that draws you in. We've got 6 weeks remaining in Thailand and I'm sure we'll feel the same sadness when we leave as we felt leaving Prague after 3 months.
I have one post coming
down the pipeline within the next week. Ever booked a flight and had it cancelled 3 weeks later by the airline? Ever wondered what you can do about it? It's happened to us this week and I'm so angry I've got smoke coming out of my ears. I'll be writing about it in the next week or so.
This week on the newsletter: another photo of the Tokay, an amazing sunset in Nong
Khai, and some posts on Spanish colonial cities and towns.