Thailand in December…

Olivespastavino went on a trip to Thailand for a couple of weeks. This post is more about photos than writing, enjoy.

Pai

This is the house of our host (my son) absolutely beautiful….

We stayed in The Dog House in his garden….

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and then in The White House  200 metres away….

The White House

The White House…on the Romance Resort…

Thoughts on Thailand.

pretty cow

Cow Bells

mistymorning

sunny afternoon

Misty cool mornings and sunny hot afternoons…

squidonastick

Street food, barbecued pork and chicken, squid on a stick.

Fried Insects

Fried Insects

Pancakes, chai-tea, fruit smoothies, fried insects…yes really!

uglyfruit

Coconut flavours and coconuts everywhere, banana trees,(tiny sweet bananas),

papaya

fruit growing in abundance, mangoes, durian, papaya and more.

fruit

Bananas for the …….

elephantbananas

Elephants – a little sad as not in a sanctuary but more a tourist industry.

elephants
Chickens, stray dogs, tropical birdsong.

straydog

A sleeping stray dog…they don’t move, not for anything…

night market

Night Market in Pai

barPai

Laundries, open fronted shops, jewellery, cheesecloth clothing, aging hippies left over from times past. Modern day hippies, young, tattooed.
7/11 stores and oh….in Chiangmai there was…..

tesco

Tescos…Hmm, Tesco/Lotus –

Wall of Rice

Wall of Rice

the largest store I’ve ever seen with a wall full of different types of rice in mega large packets.

Food

Love the Thai food….

Flip flops…the most popular footwear for Pai.

Flip Flops

Busy Chiang Mai town. Mopeds, tuk-tuks, red taxis. A singing language impossible to interpret,
Sawadii (hello), mai pen rai (it doesn’t matter), sabai (chill/relax).

temple

One of many Temples

Music and chanting from the temples can be heard for miles around, the sound travelling across the valleys.

Smiling faces. Barefoot children.
Hard working Thai people, on the land in the rice paddy fields. Heads covered in straw conical hats or headscarves. Many wear face masks to avoid breathing in the fumes from the hundreds of vehicles buzzing around town.

Colourful Hats

Colourful Hats

Colours, primary and bright, plastic trinkets in contrast to the local crafts and colours of the long neck tribes.

Sunset
Sunsets

Water – everywhere. Pouring down from the hills. Jungle terrain except where cleared. Winding roads, 762 bends between Chiangmai and Pai and don’t we know it! We travelled the road 4 times.

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I miss you Pai and Thailand, looking forward to the next visit already…don’t know when – but it will happen.

cow

banans

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6 thoughts on “Thailand in December…

  1. Just the scenery to brighten a January day. Lovely photos. Great houses too- all of them!
    (Have eaten deep fried scorpions. If it is crunchy I can eat it however ugly. Just can’t do chewy and slimy…..)
    Jan

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