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Chiang Mai: Favourite black and white pictures

After yesterday's post with the favourite colour pictures it's time for my favourite black and white pictures from Chiang Mai. Contrary to the colour ones, which only showed statues and temples but no people, the black and white pictures are a mix of people, city life and statues. The first picture shows a temple at… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Favourite black and white pictures

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Chiang Mai: Favourite colour pictures

To end my amazing trip to Chiang Mai I'll share some of my favourite pictures that I've taken there. While looking through them on Lightroom, I noticed that none of the pictures features any people, which is strange - given there were so many people on the streets, lots of monks in colorful clothes, nicely… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Favourite colour pictures

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Chiang Mai: Food at the market

While visiting the market I noticed the sheer choice of prepared foods - even though it was a small market, you could choose from lots of different ingredients and snacks. For instance, here are some bags with dried fruits and nuts. The peanuts with lime and chili are Monica's favourite - and I believe, soon… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Food at the market

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Chiang Mai: Cooking class

While visiting Chiang Mai, we decided to book a cooking class to learn how to recreate some famous Thai dishes. Based on some good recommendations, we went to Cooking@home, which is run by two lovely sisters and overlooks a rice field in a quiet village (just a 15 min car ride from Chiang Mai away).… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Cooking class

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Chiang Mai: Shinawatra Silk factory

After our visit to the Tiger Kingdom and the Parasol Factory, we made one last stop at the Shinawatra Thai Silk Factory. It starts with an introduction on how silk is being made. So of course, the first thing you are being shown is a silk worm. Silk worms only eat mulberry leaves, and lots… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Shinawatra Silk factory

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Chiang Mai: Bo Sang Umbrella village

Just outside of Chiang Mai is Bo Sang and the village is famous for its umbrellas and parasols. Bo Sang umbrella makers have been practicing the art form for more than two centuries. Bo Sang umbrellas are typically made with using Saa paper (from the bark of the mulberry tree), but can also been seen… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Bo Sang Umbrella village