After being housebound for 11 days, my parents, my puppy, and admittedly me, were getting restless. So today we decided to pile into our car and take a drive up the mountain to see what was going on with the fires we have been seeing for weeks.
While the lower slopes of Doi Suthep was dangerously dry, we must admit that we didn’t see any evidence of burning. And being on a family trip with aged parents, I wasn’t feeling intrepid enough to go off road.
So I bring you some photos of our trip today. The roads were very quiet, with the majority of people I saw being cyclists, joggers and walkers; masked faced, but sweating with determination as they headed up or down the mountain.
As we drove past Phuping Palace, the temperature dropped and you can almost feel the moisture seeping into your skin. While I do know that there were fires just beyond the point of our u-turn, that will have to be another adventure for another day. But I thought it would be nice to share some photos of some refreshingly blue skies and green trees for a change.