December 2017: Chiang Mai

For those of you who have followed my blog right from the start, from way back in 2012, you will know that after a few years of exploring this planet, I serendipitously ended up in Chiang Mai. I have already left and returned to this town more times than I care to remember. In the most part it's been due to visa regulations, BUT, for whatever reason, it's always good to land back here, watching the square shape of the

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October and November 2017: Chiang Mai

Hello everyone! After 4 months of travelling around Europe,  I'm back in Chiang Mai. The time has flown by and I'm behind on blogging. So, I'm going to cheat a little this time and cover two months together, but I'm keeping it short and sweet. Here's a collection of snapshots from the last few weeks. Be warned, the second picture is a little gruesome! Ol barely escaped with his life after being savaged by a gecko. Actually, it was a

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April 2017 (Hua Hin and Chiang Mai)

So, April was a month of two halves. Hua Hin and the beach for the first two weeks, and then back to Chiang Mai and city life for the last two. Both have their pros and cons but one thing that Hua Hin doesn't have ......is my friends!                    First day back in Chiang Mai sees the rains, but it puts some colour back into the place!      Some new foods to try.

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March 2017 (Hua Hin)

You may remember, before I confused you with a Laos special, that I ended February in Hua Hin. Well, here I stayed for March. It's a great place to sit out the Chiang Mai smokey season, enjoy fresh air and good living. As the sign says "Let the sea set you free". This month has been filled with getting around on foot and really re-discovering all the joys of the sea shore. Just like childhood rock-pooling in Cornwall! :) I've

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February 2017 (Chiang Mai, Mae Rim, Vientiane (Laos) and Hua Hin)

February turned out to be a pretty full month! Preparing for and attending the Citylife Garden Fair            A trip to Mae Rim with a stop at the rather naughty Erotic Garden                                                                 Music, birthdays, indigo tie dye, feldenkrais and friends              A trip to Vientiane in Laos (a special update to follow)    And a

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December 2016 (Chiang Mai and Hua Hin)

This month was one of....road trips       0ngoing and non-stop change and development. Chiang Mai now has a Hard Rock Cafe (which in my opinion is kind of sad) the usual quirks and wonders        and a visit from my Dad.           The month, and indeed the year, drew to a close with a wonderful trip to Hua Hin             HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! :)

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November 2016 (Chiang Mai)

It's been a busy but quiet time this month. The sober mood struck the city and black became, well, the new black. Colour and music is returning to the daily routines and life goes on as it always has.    Some random sights in and around Chiang Mai to kick off this month's blog... https://youtu.be/vSmNHoO2too                          Some snaps from wonderful days out (with thanks to Olly and Deborah for their contributions) ...

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August 2016 (Chiang Mai)

Always good to discover a new Farmer's Market     Genius....and slightly bonkers! My first attempt at fizzy Kombucha - oops! A trip to the Chinese Doctor   Some unusual cheeses to NOT try   Wat Pha Lat is, as always, a hidden jem                 Cats!    Random quirky stuff!         Flat tyre - all fixed for £3 Daphne's birthday :) Great to see that reading an actual book is still in vogue! Charity gig take

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