Travel Photo Thursday

Bangkok: Cooking with Poo for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Bangkok, Destinations, Food, Thailand, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 17 comments

Welcome to week 220 of Travel Photo Thursday. I spent this past Christmas in Bangkok doing one of my favorite things…cooking school! You may have done a double take at the title, but yes the name of the cooking school is Cooking with Poo, and the lovely owner and brilliant cook is Poo (short for “Chompoo” or rose apple). Poo takes any teasing about her name in good stride, and is always quick with a joke or a funny comment. Enjoy today’s tour of her cooking school and the delicious food that was made (some of it by me) last Christmas Day.

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Poo and her assistant waiting for the final students to arrive. We all met in the same place, so that kept any confusion to a minimum.

 

Poo Waiting for Students

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Chiang Mai: Delicious Ruam Mit for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Featured, Food, Thailand, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 38 comments

Welcome to week 219 (03/19/2015) of Travel Photo Thursday. Thais love their Khanom Wan Thai (dessert). This week I want to introduce you to one of my favorite Thai desserts, Ruam Mit. In fact, it could be my favorite! Sold from a family run stall in Chiang Mai’s Chinatown Wararot Market, I always make my way here every couple of weeks when I’m in Chiang Mai.

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Ruam Mit is a (delicious) mixture of a variety of different sweets, and (YES) vegetables. Floating in this delicious concoction, which has a faint flowery aroma, you will find tapioca balls (boba), corn, red beans, chunks of sweet potato, strips of shredded coconut, and (very sweet) gelatin strips. The mother and daughter team who run the stall, which is located just outside the entrance to Tom Lam Yai Market make huge stainless steel bowls of ruam mit everyday. I have never seen the stall empty of customers. I am sure it must be one of the most popular food stalls in the entire market, and rightly so!

Ton  Lam Yai Market

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Northern Thailand: Making a Living for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 33 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday; week 218 (03/12/2015). Anyone who travels slow, like I do, gets to know the local culture, and how many of the locals make their living. I never tire of wandering around Chiang Mai, and Northern Thailand watching and photographing locals going about their everyday living, and almost always this means ‘making a living’. This week I am featuring a few of my favorite shots of the locals going about their work day. Most were taken in Chiang Mai. However, I have also included shots from two other Northern Thailand towns: Doi Pui and Mae Chaem.

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Women with sewing machines set-up on the side of the road are not all that uncommon in Chiang Mai, and most of them do a very brisk business. This sewing shop is a husband and wife team. She does most of the sewing, and I’m not quite sure what he does. They are located only about 10 minutes from where I was living, on the street running along the side of Wat Chiang Man,  and always busy. I had her replace a zipper for me, and 4 buttons on a blouse. The zipper took 24 hours. The buttons she did while I waited. Fantastic repair work and each job was about $1.00! Great place to take those favorite pants with the split rear! :) They are generally open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday.

 

Chiang Mai...Making a Living

Chiang Mai...Making a Living

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Chiang Mai: Low Tech Fun at Doi Pui for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 37 comments

Welcome to the 217th week of Travel Photo Thursday, it’s March! What happened to January and February? Last week you probably remember that Travel Photo Thursday was all about the opium at Doi Pui. We’re still wandering around Doi Pui this week, but you’re in for a totally different tour. One thing that fascinated me here were the kids, and specifically that all of these kids were having fun without cellphones, tablets, or any kind of electronic device. I don’t know about where you live, but I find that here in Asia (especially Korea!) you’ll often see very young kids sitting with some kind of device watching (I’m assuming) cartoons or some kid show. It was refreshing to watch these children have so much low tech fun!

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These young guys were having a blast at the village phone booth. Why the one boy has a plastic bag on his head, who knows? However, it seems that they are actually making a phone call, and he’s the designated speaker. I wonder who they called?

 

Playing at the Telephone Booth

Making the Call

 

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Chiang Mai: Opium at Doi Pui, Thailand for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 40 comments

Welcome to week 216 (02/26/2015) of Travel Photo Thursday. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing a drug blast on my blog, but it’s true, if you go to the mountain town of Doi Pui, about a 45 minute drive from downtown Chiang Mai, you will find opium growing. It’s all in the name of tourism.

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A small fee of 10 Baht (about .30) will take you to the opium poppies.

Opium Poppy, Doi Pui, Thailand

 

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Chiang Mai: Elephant Parade House for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 35 comments

Welcome to week 215 of Travel Photo Thursday (02/09/2015). What can be more fun than a room full of colorful elephants. Join me today as I take you on a tour of Chiang Mai’s Elephant Parade House. Elephant Parade is an organization that helps elephants in need, and is funded through the sales of these beautiful creations.

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Elephant Parade House, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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