Friday, December 5, 2008

How to Love Chiang Mai


Every week, it seems, there is a new festival or celebration.


Yesterday was the King's birthday. There were fireworks, street fairs, more Loi Krathong lanterns.


The Pink Mini Pork Ball Lady was out in all her glory.


And when we got tired of all that, there was a place to come back to.

With a stocked kitchen, a clean bed, and a balcony overlooking the noisy streets.

Mike calls it the Chiang Mai trap: everyone is always leaving, but no one ever goes.

8 comments:

cuileann said...

:everyone is always leaving, but no one ever goes:

Indeed? What a curiousity...

Rosie Posie said...

Thank you so much for your beatiful comment on my blog :)

Your blog looks truely wonderful... I wish for a tree with lanterns hanging in it!! How delightful that would be!! So magical.

x

judy said...

Tobey, this post is really cute! But what I really wanted to tell you is that I love the new format on top, with the wonderful picture! Love it love it!

StickyKitten said...

thank you so much for your comment, you're so sweet =)
that pink pork van is so funny! like, the little pork face carpet in the doorway! too funny!

Jocelyn M. Berger said...

I l0ve the Wards! Tobey, when we get frarried, let's have the fredding at your parents' house. Caleb can be the ring bearer.

Maybe you'll be the first to break the Chiang Mai trap...? When are you coming back?? Lauren is moving out soon so there's going to be room at my place.

thedrifterandthegypsy said...

wow. chiang mai must be really cooool. it looks funnn. i think trees with lanterns are sooo pretty. they light up the whole dark night sky. i wish i had one at my house, but alas. i don't think my neighbors would appreciate that...

devorah said...

I too am thoroughly enjoying the floating Wards up top. But where are you??

Countrybelle said...

i'm in the picture on the wall, in place of the dalai lama. also, i'm coming back on january 14th, never fear!