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Procession of 10,000 Monks

Chiang Mai
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In December, we woke up about 6am and headed to town for the Processions of 10,000 monks. As the name would suggestion, the event features 10,000 plus monks who walk down the street and receive alms from the attendees. We arrived to parking lots packed with scooters and the street barricaded for the event. If there […]

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I love a parade, Loi Kratong.

Chiang Mai
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Last week wrapped up the beautiful Loi Kratong festivities here in Chiang Mai. The celebrations transformed the city into a huge outdoor festival that couldn’t be stopped with constant rain nor quieted, as fireworks sounded at all hours (even during the day). The streets were filled with tourists and locals alike taking part in this festival […]

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Check-in from Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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In less than a week my mom will be visiting and I will be back to my “second home” Bangkok! I fear that lately I’ve not been terribly motivated to write about our mini adventures. We are settled in to Chiang Mai after being here a month and perhaps it feels a bit too much […]

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Yi Peng Lantern Festival, worth the wait

Chiang Mai
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The lantern festival was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life. I do not write that lightly. The image of seeing so many lanterns take flight in a single moment had a profound effect on me that put tears in my eyes and choked my throat. I cannot recommend this […]

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Wat Chedi Luang: huge pagoda and distracting trees

Chiang Mai
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We are in Chiang Mai and thoroughly enjoying the blue skies and low smog. The days are still a bit warm (read: hot!) and we notice it, as we are exploring the city, with a serious collection of Wats. James is not always as enthralled with Wats but these have been so incredible that he’s been […]

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Tiger Temple

Kanchanaburi
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Wednesday found us at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, a few hours outside of Bangkok. I was a bit concerned about going because I didn’t want our year stay to end within the first two weeks due to gashes on any parts of our body. My other concern was because I am not a huge fan of […]

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