Or at least that’s what the guide books say. As far as we’re concerned, nothing could be further from the truth. We’ve been here for four days and become a bit more adventurous with each day that passes. Today we hired a scooter and ventured out into the countryside
In the absence of a common language everyone we met was happy to nod and exchange a smile. Workers toiled in the fields in the almost unbearable heat preparing the soil, or harvesting and drying the crops of tobacco, chillies and rice
We ate lunch in a roadside ‘diner’ and were treated to soup and a chicken noodle dish, both of which were delicious.
The place did a roaring trade serving an eclectic range of customers with both ‘eat-in’ and ‘take-out’ meals. Perhaps the most unusual was the ladder salesman who joined us for lunch…..