Toy has a friend called Nop , who owns a block of land at Doi Saket, about 20 km outside Chiang Mai. At the moment it is a part of a working rice farm.A neighbour works the farm and harvests the rice in return for keeping the land tidy and clear of weeds etc.Yesterday we decided to pay a visit. Nop has no immediate plans to build a house. He regards the land purchase as an investment.
Nop’s neighbours are Allan, a Welshman who has been in Thailand 17 years, and his Thai wife of 13 years , Amorn. They are building a beautiful home there, surrounded by paddies and with great mountain views.
On the way home we called in to the Kuang Udom Thara Dam, built across the Mae Guang River , for a photo session. The rice farms get their water from here.