Today was a long day on the bus to Chiang Rai where we will begin a full exploration of north Thailand. We made a stop that proved interesting in the structure of the local economy. We pulled over and there were stalls selling hoes and rakes and knives and sickles and other instruments for agriculture.
After this we drove to a local school in a village and sent some time with the children. This was most enjoyable. We saw their morning exercises and observed classroon instruction. The children were very well mannered and they practiced their English with us.