76 Photos - Dec 8, 2013
Photo: This is the village it is called...Photo: The pool at our hotel in Chiang MaiPhoto: The bar at our hotel in Chiang MaiPhoto: The bar at our hotel in Chiang MaiPhoto: Street Food at the Sunday Walking Market... Delicious!!Photo: Wat Pan TaoPhoto: Lighting and launching lanterns at the weddingPhoto: The Bride and Groom, a mixture of Thai and western tradition.Photo: A village elementary schoolPhoto: Shoes lined up outside the classroomPhoto: I'm not sure that playground would meet OSHA standards.Photo: Village housesPhoto: They have a satellite dish!Photo: And almost every home had at least one pretty new car.Photo: Village life.Photo: These chickens were about to become dinner.Photo: Village water supplyPhoto: Roosters used as lures to catch jungle chickensPhoto: handsome fellow.Photo: Charms and symbols to ward off evil spirits above doorway.Photo: Small home shrine, with offering of fruit.Photo: recycling, Thai village style.Photo: Locallly produced traditional clothing... for tourist consumption.Photo: Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: A Thai cemetary, ashes in the shrine at Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Budha statue in gold leafPhoto: this one is different,Photo: at Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: View of Chiang Mai from Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Detail of door at Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: Detail of balustrade at Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepPhoto: FruitPhoto: There are 306 steps to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, we walked DOWN every one!Photo: At the elephant camp.Photo: HelloPhoto: Maetamann Elephant Camp, read my blog post about elephant camps.Photo: Ignoring Irene on his way to the river.Photo: Taking the elephants for a dip in the river.Photo: The little guy really enjoyed itPhoto: Almost submjerged.Photo: The handlers encouraged the elephants to spray water at the tourists.Photo: He came close to getting me wet.Photo: The demonstration/showPhoto: Asian elephants with tusks are rare.Photo: The showPhoto: Photo: The little one loved bananasPhoto: Now he came looking for them from us.Photo: Elephant paintingPhoto: amazing and beautifulPhoto: almost completePhoto: After the painting, seeking a rewardPhoto: The traditional job of elephants.Photo: Demonstration of how they worked.Photo: End of the show.Photo: Irene making friends with the locals.Photo: Rafting the Mae RimPhoto: Well, it wasn't white water!Photo: A traditional method of travelPhoto: Plenty of elephants in this area of Thailand.Photo: Believe me, I feel sorry for him.Photo: Heading into the riverPhoto: Irene never let goPhoto: He carried a lot of weight for 1 bunch of bananasPhoto: Asking for morePhoto: Is he happy or mad?Photo: Satellite dish, and motorbike.Photo: Another method of travelPhoto: This seemed pretty popular at the Night Market.Photo: Irene drinking a coconut shake, in a coconutPhoto: Evening at the Raitalana Resort, Chiang Mai.Photo: Food court athe Night Market.