Our four days in Bangkok were a bit of a blur, reminding us why we normally stay in place for a whole month. However, in addition to trying to keep on top of our usual lives, we managed to explore a high-tech play space, eat a tasty vegetarian/Thai lunch sans child (who we enrolled in preschool for two days), speak about Neo-4j (Brian), and even do a tiny bit of sight-seeing (Amanda).
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We took the overnight train from Bangkok to our new home-for-a-month, Chiang Mai. While it wasn’t ideal that the train was delayed 2 hours (keeping Theo awake way past his bedtime), it did give him plenty of time to make friends at the station.
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Lots of people. Lots of food. Lots of things to buy. We aren’t big shoppers, but we enjoyed walking, gazing, and tasting our way through the Sunday night market.
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Leaving India was hard, not the least because we love Indian food and were spoiled by the ubiquity of amazing vegetarian options. (Okay, we also were spoiled by having a really good cook.)
However, I’ve been surprised by just how much I’ve been enjoying Thai food as well – and after two cooking classes, how competent I feel at cooking several Thai meals at home.
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With fancy baked goods, homemade ice cream, and boutique style clothes and jewelry, the Ping Fai Festival in Chiang Mai felt very much like something we might have found in Oakland, California. (But with lots more Thai food.)
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We started 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia (with lots of snow) and ended it in Chiang Mai, Thailand (with no snow.) Theo keeps asking when the snow is going to fall from the sky, and we keep explaining that it’s unlikely, since the high regularly nears 90 F.
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There are both markets and supermarkets near-ish us in Chiang Mai, but the markets easily win in terms of better produce, cheaper prices, and more interesting sites.
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We stopped by this temple as part of a trip with Chiang Mai Biking. I’ve seen dogs at many temples and fish at some, but this one also had a rooster, cats, and rabbits. “Not for eating,” our guide assured us.
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These bamboo sticks are filled with sticky rice and beans and then sold by the side of the road. Super yum.
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