Departing Chiang Mai

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What can I say? I’m looking at stepping on a bus in a couple of days heading for Chiang Rai and the far northeastern Thai border with Laos. This has been an amazing experience in so many ways. I’ve jumped … Continue reading

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