Sue and I are attending a workshop in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The workshop is being held in a rather nice hotel which is also a stop on the tourist trail around the country. Each day the hotel fills up with crowds of sunburned Europeans; French one day, German another, all chattering about their visit to some tourist area or another and gazing in wonder at these pasty figures wandering around carrying laptops and looking tired.
The hotel has a nice pool on the roof. I sat up their with a colleague at lunchtime today planning our teaching sessions for tomorrow. I have worked in less pleasant places. The view of Chiang Mai was taken from the roof with the camera in my phone.
I was amused by the sign by the pool. It’s hard to know how you would call the bar staff if you were in difficulties in the pool – the bar was nine stories below. However, I’m sure that cold beer or a coke would be a great help to someone who was drowning if you actually could get hold of them!