Thailand

Small plane to a big country

Air Mandalay plane ready to takeoff from Chiang Mai airport in Thailand

Air Mandalay plane ready to takeoff from Chiang Mai airport in Thailand

 

Tickets to Yangon, capital of Myanmar, are in my pocket.
I am in an airplane the size of a pocket.  READ MORE »

Let thy kingdom come

Image of Thai king on a computer terminal in Chiang Mai airport, Thailand

Image of Thai king on a computer terminal in Chiang Mai airport, Thailand

 

There are a few things that Thais do not agree about. Politics and banished prime minister Thaksin.
Buddhism as a national religion versus ideas of inhabitants of southern provinces of Thailand.
There is one unanymous belief though, shared by most of the populace - the King. Thais love their king, believe and trust him. One can find images and pictures of His Majesty on many surfaces - framed pictures, big posters, drawings. The picture above is from internet terminal in Chiang Mai airport.  READ MORE »

Late night sales

Tailor waiting for customers at late evening in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tailor waiting for customers at late evening in Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

It's 9.30 PM, dark and rain showers the street. Still, the tailor in Soi 9 of Moonmuang Street in Chiang Mai is patiently waiting for customers, keeping his shop open.  READ MORE »

Family values

Gentle feelings between a grandmother and a child, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Gentle feelings between a grandmother and a child, Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

Family is a base of everything. It gives support when you need it, advice when in doubt and reprimands when misbehaved. One of the easiest ways to lose ones face is to throw a wedding with a poor selection of dishes and few guests. Even if the family is poor, the wedding has to be posh and rich, since it is a first step of a new family.  READ MORE »

Chiang Rai's violetization

A dog from violet dreams, found in streets of Chiang Rai, Thailand

A dog from violet dreams, found in streets of Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

Somebody has been experimenting with applications of Seth Godin's Purple Cow philosophy.  READ MORE »

Silverware or fakeware?

Silverware vendor in Chiang Rai's night market, Thailand

Silverware vendor in Chiang Rai's night market, Thailand

 

A lot of life and activities in Asia go on at late evening, in the street. The night bazaar of Chiang Rai is not an exception. Even though not so big as the ones in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, there are still a lot of nice things to be found.  READ MORE »

Don't you tie on me!

Colorful neck ties for sale in the market of Chiang Rai, Thailand

Colorful neck ties for sale in the market of Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

A huge selection of neck ties, so colorful and nice. Some of them pure silk. Costs just a fraction of what I'd pay back home. I would love to buy a batch and bring home, but I can't - the backpack is too small to carry everything, and I still have half a year of travels.  READ MORE »

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