We started the day out like we normally do with Coffe thanks to Tessa, and Moo Ping aka Pork on a stick with sticky rice, thanks to Holly via a street vender. As always the pork and rice was amazing and the coffee….well you know how I love coffee. It was an amazing local blend and soo tasty. We all met together at BK and talked about the day ahead. This day included going to the Doi Suthep Wat and overlook. We left early in the morning because we knew the weather would be cooler than and it would be more enjoyable of an experience than during the hotest part of the day, the afternoon.
We had about a 10 minute drive up the mountain where there was like this strip mall of shops and local market people selling things. If you haven’t realized by now that there area ton of markets in Thailand and places to buy things than realize now. There just is. No matter what city you are in, there will be people selling stuff. For most of the people it’s their only source of income. That’s astounding to me. We as Americans complain. Let’s get over ourselves and think about others for a minute.
We got to go inside of the temple grounds and get some amazing footage, this place was heartbreaking and sickening. I couldn’t stay in the temple for a long period of time. Just soo many people practicing Buddhist rituals made me almost cry. Below is just one example of the things we witnessed.
That afternoon was time to catch up on sleep. Once again, I didn’t take that chance to sleep, but I did talk with some of the Thai students for a little bit trying to get some insight into our video projects and how I wanted to tell their stories. That evening came and we all went out to dinner. Once again, good food, and good times. Wednesday came and it was over. God was doing what only He could do and we were used by Him during this time.