Mind over matter ... matter won
Original post made by AnnaMirsky, another community, on Mar 28, 2011
It's my 10th day traveling and today started out with great promise! The plan was to visit a tiger park where brave tourists get to actually interact with the beautiful animals, then a native village and finally a king's palace.
Here is what actually happened: I woke up feeling a bit ill but convinced myself it would be OK. I've noticed that my positive mental attitude can sometimes border on denial!
We took my friend's motorbike and I threw up my last two meals about three-quarters of the way to our first destination. All this happened in front of some people's strawberry stand. Thai people are very nice and hospitable -- they gave me tissues and water. Not even a dirty look!
Once we got to the tiger park all I could do was lay on the lawn under a tree. After a few hours I hired a taxi to take me back to town. I've been laying down ever since trying to recover. Obviously I am not in charge here! Might try this adventure again in a couple of days.