Chiang Mai

Thailand: Chiang Mai Flowers

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Chiang Mai Flowers

Chiang Mai flowers have often beckoned me to spend time in Thailand’s second largest city during January and February. Welcome to week 359 (2/15/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. Apologies that I haven’t been around much lately. Since returning to Canada, I’ve been experiencing a lot of migraine headaches. Last week was particularly bad. Haven’t found a reason for them yet, and when one decides to pay a visit I limit my time on the computer. January and February are the best months to enjoy Chiang Mai flowers. Here are some of my favourite photos from over the years.

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Wat Ket Karam

I love orchids and if you want to see them growing in trees, Chiang Mai is the place. My favourite place to enjoy these magnificent blossoms is at Wat Ket Karam (also known as the Dog Temple). Located across the Nawarat Bridge, it’s an easy stroll from downtown Chiang Mai. If walking isn’t your idea of fun, make your way on a Tuk-Tuk or songthaew. Most of the Buddhist temples are open from sunrise to sunset.

Orchids at Wat Ket Karam

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Best of Thailand for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Destinations, Hua Hin, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

Best of Thailand

Enjoy the best of Thailand for week 305 (07/12/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. Since I’m probably not traveling out of the country this winter I decided to do a walk down memory lane this week.  I’ve spent a lot of winters in Thailand over the years and here are a few of my best of Thailand posts from over the years.

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Best of Thailand

Taste of Thailand Food Tours 

From dining on the street to 5-star restaurants food is synonymous with Thailand and each area of the country boasts their specialties. Often the best way to experience the best of Thailand and the great flavors of Thai food is to take a food tour. Taste of Thailand Food Tours offers both full morning and evening tours. I chose the morning and sampled everything from street cart curry puffs and fried bananas to curry made for the royal family. You can drool over the food here.

 

Best of Thailand

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Travel Photo Thursday: 2015 in Review

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Food, Halifax, Korea, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Welcome to week 260 (12/24/2015) of Travel Photo Thursday and our Christmas Eve edition! Wherever you are, and whatever traditions you celebrate, the best of the season! In just a few short hours I begin my journey to Barcelona, where I will land 9:35 am on Christmas morning. I’m sure you’ll all know how excited I am. This is the first major travel I’ve done since last winter, so I feel long over due for an adventure. This week I am publishing a short Travel Photo Thursday 2015 round-up. The seven posts below were the most commented on in 2015. Please enjoy!

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In number six spot,  with 42 comments each, we have two posts.

Remember the opium in Chiang Mai?

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

 

Opium Poppy

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Chiang Mai — Photo memories You’ll Want in Your Collection

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Featured, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 21 comments

Welcome to week 239 of Travel Photo Thursday. Chiang Mai is a city that I have come to know and love over the years. Today I’m sharing with you just a few of the travel photo memories that any traveler visiting this beautiful northern Thai city will want to add to their collection.

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I can’t say it enough. If you want to experience the real Chiang Mai, get up and out early. Seeing the city wake up is truly magical.

The morning light over Wat Chedi Luang is so worth getting out of  bed for! Do you know that the Chedi was the highest structure in Chiang Mai for 500 years?

 

Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Destinations, Featured, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 38 comments

Elephant Nature Park

Welcome to week 229 ( 05/28/2015) of Travel Photo Thursday. This week I am taking you back in time (before this blog) to share my magical adventure at the Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai. I spent two days and one night, and am still in awe that I got to feed, bath, and walk with elephants in the jungle. One of these days I will visit again. I think what holds me back is I wonder if the adventure will be as magical the second time around. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the experience.

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The day begins early, and the first stop is to pick up food for our big friends. One of the first things that I learned is that elephants LOVE to eat! Believe it or not, they can devour between 200 and 600 pounds of food in a single day!

 

Elephant Nature Park

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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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