Tag: northern thailand

Smile Party #6 Chiang Mai 2013

-December 5th, Father’s Day – The King’s Birthday- On what I thought was my last week in Chiang Mai, I found out about the Smile Party, an open air reggae/rock concert being held at Lake Huay Tueng Thao.  It was scheduled for Dec. 4th, the night before the King’s birthday. December the 5th is most commonly known as Father’s Day .  His Majesty King Buhmibol and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthdays are National Holidays in…

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Yee Peng Ceremony – 2013

Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง), sometimes spelled Loy Kratong or Loi Kratong, is a colorful festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar calendar. Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the largest Loi Krathong festival in Northern Thailand. The Yee Peng Lantern Ceremony was held at Mae Jo University just outside of Chiang Mai.  At dusk, just when the ceremony was beginning I managed to catch some video of the…

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Malee’s Bungalows – Chiang Dao

– Finding Malee’s Bungalows – Lucky for me – It may have been luck that I was able to find vacancy at Malee’s Bungalows because it wasn’t my first choice for accommodations in Chiang Dao, BUT, that’s only because I found Chiang Dao Nest first. This trip was in early November 2013, immediately after returning from a visa run in Laos.  I was in a rush and only did a little research on places to stay before I left for…

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Darling Viewpoint Resort – Pai

Darling Viewpoint Resort was the first place I ever stayed in Pai, and the only place!  I’ve had plenty of other options, but I just kept going back.  There are many beautiful places to stay, but I didn’t try anywhere new, partly because it was a familiar place that feels like home, and because I wanted to see how Darling was doing and hear her call me “Darling”.  It’s so cute when she says it!…

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