It was especially fun to compare notes with Emily, who had been to Thailand to see Amy just a few weeks before we went.
I said, "Yes! I got the feeling that if you turned your back for ten minutes, the jungle would move in and take over."
Oregon is lush and overgrown compared to barren places like Wyoming, where it seems you'd have to coax things out of the ground, but Thailand is exponentially more so.
|Looking out from a building at North Chiang Mai University.|
|This little side street near Amy's neighborhood was being taken over by undergrowth. As I walked along, two cars met right at the narrowest spot. They both had to stop and maneuver.|
|A vacant lot, just down the street from where we stayed.|
|Amy's "mooban" [neighborhood] with the university behind.|
|These grow along the street close to Amy's house. A lady in a nightgown comes out every morning and sweeps up the leaves on the ground.|
|These were also between "our" house and Amy's.|
Beautiful but dangerous--that's pretty much how everything is in Thailand.