Thailand: – Bangkok – Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai

A visit to the main temple of Chiang Mai



And Alicia’s favorite Mango Seat bar….

Chiang Mai. To the craft street – Silver, Cotton, Silk– but parasols were worth it!

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Taking flight in tree tops  – Zip-line through the Jungle…

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A day on a farm outside Chiang Mai – full day cooking school! And some picking ourselves (Leendert picking a Cashew!)…

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Chiang Mai – temple visits. Up a hill – nice view. Long staircase, and lots of gold on top.

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The symbol of a ‘white’ elephant which chose the temple spot, in contrast with today’s monks, slightly more tech savvy!ElephantFinderMobileMonks

The Wat U-mong – a temple under ground – tunnels for prayer….TunnelTempl  KidsTunnelTemple TunnelTemple

Chiang Mai day one:  Quiet day till the evening – The street market and dinner in the old town (ladies in black).

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On the way to Chiang Mai – Hot springs,… if it weren’t for the fact that it is physically on route one would not ever stop…


Chiang Rai – White Temple (and gold toilet), Sculpture details. Stunning in its detail.


Long-neck ladies – pity them…..


And the Black House Museum – eccentric!Blackhouse2 BlackHouse1

Dad fighting Sigha Beer



Biking in Chiang Rai, then elephants, then a boat



Dinner in Cabbages and Condoms. Great concept for a restaurant (not sleazy as you might expect); focus is on family planning and communicable deceases.  Lost of decorations with condoms (as shown below). Reasonable good food but service unfortunately was far below par.  Good Sex-Ed platform for the kids!CondomLight CondomSuitsWat Po – and the Reclined Buddha  – incredible.

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Blending in with the locals  – while the rain commences…

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Dancing in the rainwater…

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Spicy lunch at the museum (bit too hot!)  – the Siam Museum!



Bangkok, a vist at the Escape Hunt and great Maki place.

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A day in the apartment – Heidi as High School principle.


Forgot to take pictures at diner with the tailors. But the ‘roll my car away’ parking was pretty funny. No hand break so if a car needs to get out, the Honda gets pushed back- or forward!parking to roll