Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday (our 168th!). In keeping with the cold, drab, rainy week we are suffering here in Daejeon I am featuring some early morning shots of Northen Thailand’s sleepy Mae Hong Son.
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Before arriving in Mae Hong Son, I had read that this hamlet of 10,000 is affectionately known as the “City of Three Mists”. As we approached each curve (over 1700 of them) on that long bus ride, taking shots in the mist kept me going. The movie “Play Misty for Me” (remember that one?) also kept popping into my head. Something had to kill the nine hours!
The best time for the winter mist is early morning. Alarm set for 6:30, and I was up and out the door 20 minutes later. Sunrise was scheduled for 6:15. Luckily I was staying very close to the lake, the towns centerpiece. Well it was gray, and it was misty, no hint of sun. My real goal was to find some color popping out of all this gray. Here they are, with a bit of artistic license thrown in for good measure!
In addition to the mist, there were no people in sight. It was lovely to just wander around in the silence, with the mist curling over the lake.
If you go, take some warm clothes. It’s always cool in the morning.
I don’t recommend the bus (9 hours). Mini Van is comfy (5 hours). Flying is even better (under an hour!)
This is the 168th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here.