This is one of my favourite places on earth. This week, we’re in the lush greenery of the rice fields just after dawn. Stand with me and hear the birds singing, and the slow trickle of water into the paddy fields.

I’ve been to this particular hotel many times, there are fields directly in front of it and one of the simplest, but sweetest pleasures is to simply wander over at dawn or dusk and stand in amongst all that greenery.

Come and join me for a minute. It’ll brighten up your day at the office, I promise


This is part of the 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday. Take another 1 minute holiday here:

Video : 1 minute holiday : Living it up in Phuket, Thailand
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