Recent Events Chiang Mai

Crossing the Street in Thailand

You see this this all day on the streets of Thailand yet a lot of Westerners never seem to grasp the nuance of it. Full Screen is the best way to watch this.
Street Displays

As you walk down the streets in Chiang Mai you see odd little gems. As a Westerner it’s always surprising that the hats and glasses are still there day after day. They wouldn’t last an hour in a Western city.
IMG_4483 (1)
In America the cops go to Dunkin’ Donuts for their coffee. In Thailand the cops just pull up to a street vendor for their Thai coffee fix.
IMG_3414 (1)
“Out of Business” is a negative connotation and not a sign you see over here, even though places constantly come and go in Thailand all the time. You see signs with wordage like this instead.
IMG_3412 (1)
First-Class Overnight Sleeper Train to Bangkok
Video (5 min 46 sec)

I can sleep in a car, bus or plane. But I can’t seem to sleep in a bed on a train. Go figure. Here’s a quick view of the train trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Microburst 5/29/18
Video (1 min)

I walk into a microburst wind storm at Maya Mall. Cool!
This food stall alley had been up for two weeks - before this . . .
Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) 2018
Click photo below to go to Songkran page and see videos.
Travel Videos
All my past travel videos from 1998-2006 have now been posted to the site (categorized by country/city).
The Monk’s Trail Hike
Added a new page to the Temples Section. I hiked through the jungle along the Monk’s Trail to the Wat Pha Lat (Temple).
Grasshopper Mountain Bike Tour (By Train)

I join a couple from Brazil as we jump on a train to Lamphun. From there we bike northward back to Chiang Mai through the rice fields and countryside, stopping to eat and snack along the way.

A 9 hour, 35 mile trip condensed into 12.5 minutes.
Grasshopper Countryside Mountain Bike Tour
Video (9.5 min)

Keep in mind that Asians try to avoid the equatorial sun as much as possible by wearing long sleeves and gloves or using parasols or magazines held at an angle as they walk outside. The tour guides often cover as much skin as possible when working outdoors.

For best viewing click on the Full Screen button on the lower right hand corner and sit back from the screen to watch the POV image.
Chiang Mai February Flower Festival
Click on the image for a larger view and tap to scroll through the images.
More Local Music