IT was on the third day when I realized I was not in the Philippines. That’s because on that day I and the rest of the group visited a highland tribal village for some shopping, had sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant, and toured three temples (Doi Suthep, Wat Phan Tao and Wat Chedi Luang), allowing us to see how rich and intact this Thai tribe’s beliefs are. We then capped that day with a dinner at another fine restaurant before heading to a night bazaar (some managed to prolong the night by having something even more authentic.) For me and a few others though, it was Pad Thai and local beers at a food joint near the hotel.
The experience with Ford executives and the Fiesta, along with bonding with colleagues, truly made everything about the trip a true fiesta.