From the archives, February 2011
Yesterday I wrote 2500 words, 1000 more than my daily goal. I also walked around Chiang Rai saw 5 great wats, tutored my Afghani high school student via Skype, and worked out for an hour.
I attribute a good deal of this success to my surroundings. This Le Meridien resort has such zen-like quiet I feel I can do anything. So glad I used my Starwood points to come here.
I wish I hadn’t delayed. Today I went online to try to book a room at the Le Meridien in Chiang Mai. I didn’t think they’d be fully booked. No rooms even for cash. Zannen. Back to the IMM hotel, which I’m happy with, though wouldn’t call it zen. I can hardly complain though. I’ve had great luck on the whole with accommodations.