Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hanging Out in Chiang Mai
For the first week or so here, we took it easy getting adjusted to the time change, meeting so many new people, and eating some new foods. (Amelia LOVES Thai mangos and avocados! The mangos are sweet and juicy and delicious - just right for feeding herself.) We eat most of our meals on my parent's upstairs teak porch. It's like being in a tree house with big, beautiful trees and flowers and birds all around. That's where Amelia does most of her playing, too, with a little girl who lives near my parents. Her name is Nong Ice and Amelia really digs all her toys! We went swimming at the Chiang Mai Sports Club. And Amelia takes LOTS of baths because it's hot and humid here (like Florida!) and there is no central air conditioning. (Only the bedrooms have A.C.) She has met dozens of new people and smiles at almost everyone she meets. I continue to be amazed at how well she has adjusted and traveled, especially at an age when separation anxiety is supposed to kick in. I hope Amelia grows up with a love to travel. There's so much to see in the world!