All the traveling and running had taken a toll on my old body. By Monday, I was completely lifeless and was skeptical if I could handle the adrenalin-charged day ahead of us.
The van picked us up at 9.30am for our white water rafting adventure at the Mae Tang river - Thailand’s most famous and fastest white water river about 80 km out of Chiang Mai. I was almost too tired to utter a word throughout the 2 hour journey.
We made a short stop at the local market for some supplies.Bananas and squid heads for sale at the local market.
We were fed a nice lunch of fresh salad, fried chicken and spring rolls to power ourselves up for the exhilarating challenge ahead. I felt revitalised after lunch, maybe energised by the sight of many cute doggies hanging around and the prospect of being tossed about in the rough rapids soon after.
The hill tribe women were hawking jewelry at the shack.
We saw some people traveling on bamboo rafts along the river.
Everything happened so rapidly on a rapid. Water poured into our dingy, my aunt landed on my lap and I was avoiding huge rocks around me.