for those of you following along at home, there is trouble in bangkok - my previously scheduled destination of tomorrow!! not to worry, we've decided to head south instead, to an island near the cambodian border. hopefully things will settle down in bangkok (while i'm relaxing on the beach), as i'll most likely have to pass thru there to get to chiang mai in the north. i'm happy to be avoiding the big city, actually. i've been having loads fun the last few days exploring small towns and their way of life.