Just uncovered a disk of extra photos from our 2013 Thai adventure. A trip around a Chiang Mai silk farm as part of a traditional crafts day! Apologies for the grainy pictures, it was quite dim inside for the sake of the moths!! The production of Thai silk begins with the Bombyx mori, a smallContinue reading “Silk and worms”
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Thailand is a veritable market heaven and I always get a little bit giddy and carried away with them! Apologies to any “regular” readers (!) as you’ve probably seen a fair few of my Thai holiday pics fairly recently . . . but here’s a bit of a recap of some of my fav marketContinue reading “Thai markets”
Damnoen Saduak floating market
We had a single day in Bangkok before heading home and wanted to do something we’d not done before. I had fancied visiting a floating market and never managed it during the last trip. So we headed off to the most famous one Damnoen Saduak which is a fair ole ride out of the cityContinue reading “Damnoen Saduak floating market”
Snorkeling and freaking at fishes
We quite like the beach, the water, the waves and the sandy stuff. However it all gets a bit more intense when forced to come into close contact with the inhabitants of the big wet sea place! Hence the slightly manic grin on my face here. It is partly due to the rather bumpy / terrifyingContinue reading “Snorkeling and freaking at fishes”
Christmas day at the beach
So, as Phuket is rip off city and the local tuc tuc mafia charge extortionate prices to get anywhere, we only went on one day trip during our week stay. That was on Christmas day and was a hair raising (and very bumpy) speedboat trip to Koh Phi Phi and the surrounding islands. Here’s meContinue reading “Christmas day at the beach”
Extortion and beach bums
So we had all sorts of plans for sight seeing in Phuket. All to be ultimately frustrated by the annoyance that I shall term the “tuk tuk mafia”. Having done a fair old bit of travelling in Thailand, we have a pretty good idea of what is a reasonable rate for hopping in one ofContinue reading “Extortion and beach bums”
Beaches and epic hotel!
So after the cool greenery of the north we head to the busy beach resorts of Phuket for a spot of vegging over the festive period. We chose Karon as our base as it was not as hectic as Patong but had a long, nice beach and proximity to other places to sight see inContinue reading “Beaches and epic hotel!”
Plug for Street Pizza!!!
After our arduous few days in the mountains I felt that I deserved some lovely tasty dough based food. Hence a pit stop at the best pizza restaurant in Thailand – Street Pizza! I have to say, hand on heart, their pizza was actually better than some we’ve had in Italy . . . It’s tuckedContinue reading “Plug for Street Pizza!!!”
Wat Chiang Mun
Ohhh found another Chiang Mai temple I had forgotten about! The beautiful Wat Chiang Mun with its incredible, multi coloured wall murals. Photo frenzy!!!!!! The temple has gorgeous delicate red and gold paintings. The murals were repainted in 1996 and depict the founding of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai Chedi Chang Lom is the Elephant Chedi – theContinue reading “Wat Chiang Mun”
Umbrellas. Just umbrellas.
We took a brief trip to see one of the traditional crafts of the Chiang Mai area – umbrella making! So the man had to try and look even vaguely interested in this particular outing! Here’s one of the workers mashing up the mulberry pulp to make the actual umbrella shade. Creating the bamboo spokesContinue reading “Umbrellas. Just umbrellas.”