Hope the snow is melting fast at home! We've run into lots of people from around the world and one of the first questions they ask upon hearing we are from Canada is "how much snow do you have at home?"!
Today we had another great experience - going to a Thai cooking class. It was even better than we imagined to be honest! We were picked up this morning from our guest house and stopped at a market to learn more about common thai ingredients...differences in things like rice, chilies and thai eggplants. Then, we were off to their working farm, where everything is grown organically - its a beautiful place, peaceful and with an open air kitchen. They even have a small rice paddy...maybe 20ft by 20ft...they get 100 kgs of rice from it twice a year!! We also saw kafir limes growing and Thai basil and Thai coriander. We each made 6 things...a curry paste and curry, an appetizer, a soup, a noodle dish and a dessert. It was all amazing, but I think our highlights would be the Khaw SoI curry Dave made and the Massaman curry I made. We also made spring rolls and fried bananas. We got the cook book so we can recreate some of these at home...perhaps the next time you are over, the menu will be Thai?
And now we sit back at the train station waiting for the night train back to Bangkok...absolutely stuffed!
A little sad to be leaving Chiang Mai...definitely a place where one could easily spend a week or more, so we'll keep that in mind for another trip someday perhaps!