As I prepare for my next trip to Thailand, my thoughts have wandered back to my last visit.
I recall lying on my bed up in the sleepy village on the banks of the Mae Nam Khong (River Mekong) as the sounds of the rest of the family waking up slowly penetrate my half-asleep conciousness.
They are always up at the crack of dawn, showered and off in the 'tractor' pretty much at daylight.
The previous night's sleep had been fitful to say the least. When I show photos to my friends they comment on how peaceful it looks, well this time around, some of them are about to find out the truth!