Flying Hay? Jun13

Flying Hay?

Mae Sariang- Flying Hay?- The mystery of the flying hay: (Continued from Mingle with farmers) After I left the farmers, I went close up to the flying hay to find out why. I saw the farmers, the machine and the vehicle behind this phenomenon. I saw a whole group of farmers, partially dressed...

Mingle with farmers May30

Mingle with farmers

Mae Sariang- Mingle with farmers: At the night market at Mae Sariang, a small river-side town near Chiang Mai, Thailand, my friend and I wandered about. We sat along the road side along with the locals to try various exotic-looking street food. The diversity was simply amazing. There were...

The Joy of wandering Mar31

The Joy of wandering

ChiangMai trip 2- The Joy of wandering: After the noodle soup, we headed straight towards the temple, Wat Phra Singh. The ‘must-see’ temple in Chiang Mai, according to most sources, seems to be Wat Phra Singh. It is a huge temple complex with intricate carvings. It is absolutely...

Old Noodle Shop Mar19

Old Noodle Shop

ChiangMai trip 1- Old Noodle Shop. An inspiration from the noodle soup: On our way to the famous Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, we stumbled upon a traditional and atmospheric noodle shop. Its signboard was in Thai and there was no English menu. If I had visited it 60 years ago, I guessed...

Floating Lanterns Mar19

Floating Lanterns

ChiangMai trip- Floating lanterns: In November 2011, my friend and I went on a trip to ChiangMai & North Thailand and it coincided with the end of Yi Peng, a Lanna festival, whereby many floating lanterns were released into the sky by the locals. Previously, I’ve heard so much about...