The massive breakfasts I am receiving require me to be stationary for at least one hour before attempting any kind of activity, so it was after a lie down that I went for a swim and did some filming around the beach. I filmed a nice piece of a group of guys playing a traditional instrument and singing, which will form perfect background music for my video. The guys were part of a group of about 30 people who were visiting the beach on a day off from the studies at a seminary to become priests. I learned that they enter the seminary straight after high school and study for nine years before becoming a priest. Some of them played guitar, and music and singing carried on through the afternoon while the sky, which had been darkening all day, unleashed a couple of hours of rain. It is the first proper rain I have had in Asia. Perhaps the wet season is finally arriving.

Day 296 (pic)

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Accommodation $ Bamboo beach hut
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 9,018km