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How the Hill-Tribes of Chiang Mai sell their wares

An Akha village, with the traditional thatched...

An example of an Akha village, with the traditional thatched roofs, found in Laos and Northern Thailand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Sunday market at Tha Phae Gate – Chiang Mai. [Jamoroki Art]
Hmong people
Hmong people (Photo credit: rEkOM)

The Hill-Tribes in the north of Thailand are industrious, quiet and respectful people. Theirs is another world away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and rural towns. They live their lives in the mountains, forests and hills that make up most of the landscape of northern Thailand bordering Myanmar and Laos. Continue reading How the Hill-Tribes of Chiang Mai sell their wares

The best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (9)


Driving Thailand is the second Volume of my Thailand Diaries and is now complete. But before I publish it as my second FREE e-book I have decided to post a selection of excerpts which I hope will encourage you to download and enjoy the whole book.


Loi Krathong
Thailand’s ‘Loi Krathong’ festival in Chiang Mai is in full swing. My village is buzzing with activity and it is party time again for three days, this year from 16th to 18th November. Those are the official days allocated but that never seems to stop anyone from letting off fire-crackers days in advance. The villagers have been busy building their colourful floats for the street processions and many banana trees are being cut down so that people can make their little decorative Krathong boats to float (loi) in the river at night. Continue reading The best way to see Thailand – Excerpt (9)