It was a good day.
We got up early-ish and went to our favorite Burmese tea shop for a Burmese breakfast of chickpeas, naan, and Burmese tea. A very good start.
We then went down the road to the Burmese market to buy fresh vegetables and fresh flowers.
We then went to run & swim at the gym. We were greeted at the pool by a very large crab stuck at the bottom. Yes, a crab. About 7 inches across and very large pinchers. I didn’t feel so comfortable swimming laps with him inside the pool, so we had one of the staff handle the situation. He was very quickly removed and taken to the hotel restaurant.
His day probably was’t good as ours.
We were the only ones in the pool, too, being ten in the morning. And, for about eleven minutes, the sun came out on us! It was lovely.
We came home for lunch, and then I worked in the garden, weeding with the neighborhood kids. It was beautiful to look out over the garden and see corn, okra, pumpkin, banana, papaya, and a whole lot of chili peppers growing strong.
We visited a night market in town, where we purchased two new handmade, bamboo baskets.
And then we came home with friends and made pesto using fresh basil from the garden.