Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai November 13th 2011 It was time to take a break from MaeNaChorn and head to Chiang Mai for the Loi Krathong festival. Its the festival of light, lanterns are lit and float up into the sky and small boats have a candle inside them lit and are floated down the river. An amazingly beautiful festival.
We wanted to leave MaeNa Chorn at 8, so we had to get the house parents to take us to MaeCheam, then from there we wou ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
After spending three and a half years in New Zealand and Australia I've caught the bug again and headed for South East Asia. I've traveled Malaysia (peninsula and Borneo), Sulawesi, Laos, Philippines and volunteered in Thailand for 8 months at a Children's home, it is mainly children from the Karen villagers. Its was an awesome CHALLENGE and an experience I will never forget! No really i loved it, but learning a completely new and very different culture has its challenges. I am now in Gansu Province in China teaching English for a year, I've completely fallen in love with teaching! Its so rewa... full info