Paradise with Paulo
Before I leave Sukhothai and take this blog to Chiang Mai, where I have now been for four days, I need to say a word about Orchid Hibiscus guesthouse. My first reaction to the veritable botanical garden that comprise the grounds of the establishment was, "My God! I feel like I'm in Eden." That did not change, and after a day of cycling around in the heat and humidity, coming "home" to paradise was a most welcome experience. An air-conditioned cabin, a pool, all surrounded by palms, coconut, orchid and -- yes! -- hibiscus, was refreshing and delightful. Below are a few pictures - of Paulo, described elsewhere on the internet as "the eccentric Italian", orchids, hibiscus, etc. A word about Paulo: I believe that he knows the part he is playing and that he has a good deal of fun with it. I certainly did.