Chiang Mai

Sky full of lanterns

Yi Peng lantern release: Magic at Mae Jo

The first time I came to Chiang Mai in 2010, I didn’t even know what Yi Peng was.  Each year,...

Dave at Songkran

Songkran 2012: now that’s what I call a water fight

The transition to a new year is celebrated in many different ways around the world. In much of the western...

Chiang Mai gate night market

A slice of life in Chiang Mai

“Sawadee ka … pad krapow gai kai dow?” It takes me a second to decode the stream of rapidfire Thai...

View over the shoulder, scooter to Pai

Chiang Mai to Pai on the World’s Slowest Scooter

Riding from Chiang Mai to Pai on the world's slowest scooter. 762 bends, gorgeous views and an awful lot of time to enjoy them both...

Cooking@home school

Learning to cook in Chiang Mai

Those who know me well are very aware of my skills as a chef.  These skills could be kindly described...