Koh Samed

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Transition approaches. My attention is diverted toward my impending departure from Chiang Mai in one week. As such, and particularly having spent the past five days in southern Thailand, including a couple of days on Koh Samed, I am more … Continue reading

Market food: I thought it was a baby carrot.

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In some respects, the markets here are not for the faint of heart. It’s one thing to have fruits and vegetables laying out, mostly covered, but sometimes partially exposed to the sun, for hours at a time. It’s another to … Continue reading

Wat Umong, among other things.

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There are so many temples here, it’s easy to become inured to their presence, let alone be curious enough to investigate. When I moved from my former hotel to a new location within the Old Town over a week ago, … Continue reading

Wat Chedi Luang

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I don’t quite recall how my attention was drawn to Wat Chedi Luang. Maybe it was mentioned in some online resources I reviewed recently. Maybe it was Lonely Planet. But regardless, I took off this morning to see it. It’s … Continue reading

Chiang Mai Flower Festival, 2015

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  The Thai calendar is full of magnificent events and observances. My trip here falls in-between time for almost all of them. But there is one event unique to Chiang Mai that I have been fortunate to enjoy. On Saturday … Continue reading

Dust in the corners

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Many times throughout any given day I have moments of reflection on being here. Yes, I’m really here and I’m not even halfway to any date of departure. Everywhere I look is the familiar and the not so familiar, the … Continue reading