October 19th 2015 (Chiang Saen and Chiang Mai)

Water lilies – lucky to catch them open together I’ve never seen honey served like this in a hotel or anywhere for that matter Breakfast buffet with a difference! The view from the breakfast table Silkworms. Silk is made by boiling the cocoons and extracting the fibres Weaving with the finished silk Elephant foot art! The mahout waiting for the day to start Thank goodness for these instructions! (They still look ridiculous though) This could be the start of a

Water lilies – lucky to catch them open together

I’ve never seen honey served like this in a hotel or anywhere for that matter

Breakfast buffet with a difference!

The view from the breakfast table

Silkworms. Silk is made by boiling the cocoons and extracting the fibres

Weaving with the finished silk

Elephant foot art!

The mahout waiting for the day to start

Thank goodness for these instructions! (They still look ridiculous though)

This could be the start of a wonderful day!

By, by, by! (Go, go, go in elephant)

A real honour to be carried by this sturdy lady!

Just when I was wondering why I was the only one in the water……

That water was cold, not to mention what was floating in it!

Such a gorgeous beast (the elephant’s impressive too)

In the shadow of the elephants the water buffalo are still beautiful

Can you spot the teeny tiny hummingbird?

Baby Suki!

What an experience! Sure beats chairing a meeting!

It’s a heartwarming sight until you find out that bulge is gas!!!! I’m standing in the wrong place!!

That’s one big poo! Needless to say there was more!

Mum overseeing little one’s attempt at solid food

Yum! Sugar cane! Give me more! More I said!

    

Such a gentle giant, but oh so powerful

A magnificent view over the Mekong

They look kind of serious!

Not gooseberries but a kind of courgette

Eggs – serious business!

Pomelo – one of my favourites!

This tiny kitten was wandering the market – its not fluffy, just covered in fluff! I really wanted to slip it in my pocket and take it home

  

Not sure what these are but they look delicious

Chillies – seriously hot. A half of one is more than enough!

Some kind of squash and bamboo shoots

Catfish (and still alive!)

Bundles of lemon grass – only 10p!

Both of these are dried shrimp – the colour difference is just that, a colour difference

Poor little things! 🙁

Steamed corn – ready to eat

Another offering – this one was mine

The small gold leaf squares and the coins are an offering to Buddha

A colourful parasol to brighten up a dreary day

The cooking school complete with Chef Nong

Green mango and grater

The concentration required to make an egg net under pressure!!

My Som Tum and finished egg net – just waiting for the Pad Thai to fill it

Flower power

Blessings!

Interesting table top for a coffee house!

Mindful chores

Interesting rules for ‘Buddha Land’!

A beautifully coloured temple mid renovation

Such characters can be found at the market!

Need a replacement window? Easy! (I love the hole cut out for the wing mirror)

I hate this, and sadly it’s pretty common! Hope these little pups get a good home.

Women’s self defence class with Charlie and Sakan – offered for free I might add!

Some important messages to share – I think Charlie had our attention!

Longan fruit are in season – the flavour is a little like lychee

0 thoughts on “October 19th 2015 (Chiang Saen and Chiang Mai)

  1. Hi Lulu lovely pictures of you with the elephants, lovely riding these gentle giants I did when in India. Much rather see them in the wild love Dad x

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