For a while now we have been unexcited to try yet another variation of noodle soup and have been craving some real Western food. The options in places like Phayao are very limited and if there are options, they are usually way overpriced and not very good at all. Laying on the bed hungry, we decided that we had completely run out of appetite for noodle soups, mystery meats, coconut flavoured stuff, salty deserts, durian ice cream, sweet bread, MSG, pork floss, Mekong river crab, chilli, pickled cabbage, unrefridgerated meats, rice, soy sauce, fish sauce, mystery sauce, things we just don’t recognise, cinnamon beef stock… and we came up with…
We’ve spent the last few days in Phayao, mostly rained in so no riding around. No Internet in the hotel either and only one English speaking channel on TV – the Japanese channel. Had to entertain ourselves… Pizza Delivery Girl. Lionel found Bumblebee. The supermarket is a great source of entertainment. We found Supaporn Vitamins! Literally ice-cold beer. Monk figurines. Inprove your nipples and firm your bust? Anyone up for Durian ice-cream? Ladyboys at Tescos… Steering wheel handbags. For men. Lionel pulled over on the bike and accidentally stepped in mud. It was hilarious.