Yesterday we went to an arts and crafts village and painted Thai umbrellas using different patterns. Then we had dinner at a beautiful restaurant where we were treated to traditional northern Thai food and dance show. We were even invited to have a dance ourselves!
After a good night's sleep, today we began our day with cooking lessons where we made a range of Thai dishes included Spring Rolls, Thai Green Curry and Som Tam. Aroi mak! After filling up with our home made food, we took our bus to a Water Buffalo Farm where we were taught how rice is pounded and separated from its husk. We then went into a rice paddy before we had a huge, mud water fight / swim!
Finally, we ended our day with a trip to a delicious restaurant and an explore of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, where many of the children bought gifts for their loved ones (including, luckily, some of their teachers. I was delighted to receive a bracelet and cat statue!)
Grace - "I liked making the food, it was yummy. My favourite dish was the coconut curry."
Sandee - "That chicken was so good, I ate all of it on my own since no one wanted it."