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 kitchen blender accident…don’t ask!

  

We saw the end of the rainy season, and the start of the cooler temperatures. Morning rain followed by sun can only mean one thing 🙂

At Yee Peng/Loy Krathong we did as the locals did this year and lit candles around the outside of the house.

My evening run that night was a spectacle…the neighbourhood twinkled with candle light and every now and again a firework would burst into a dazzling colourful shower overhead. What a night!

Cats and dogs sleep in the strangest places here – yes, I did check that this little chap hadn’t been overcome with petrol fumes. He was fine, just very chilled.

There’s always new restaurants and cafes to explore, and this one is super chic.

So, I bought a shelf unit. Thinking it would be way too cumbersome to carry home on my scooter, I asked if they could deliver. Thankfully they said they could – on their scooter!!

There were many social gatherings too

Prewa’s birthday with some splendid music – with my legend of a boyfriend playing like a pro, even without the use of one sore but healing finger!

 

 

 

The Citylife Garden Fair

And the meet ups with friends

I had my creative moments too …

   

..and interesting visits to check out local produce – you’re right, they are cacao pods and right here in Chiang Mai!

  

And this I added because it is the weirdest window display I have ever seen.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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