Yee Peng Lanna International

I remember seeing the beautiful pictures of hundreds of lanterns floating into the sky while browsing the internet a long time ago. It looked magical! I read a bit more about Yee Peng, or Yi Peng that takes place in northern Thailand. I immediately knew that it was something I had to experience in person!…

Bathing the Elephants

This is Part 2 of the Elephant Manhout Experience. After riding through the jungle for a bit, we made our way to the river to swim and bathe the elephants! It was a another short trek through the woods and across a highway to get to the river. My sister was pretty convinced that she…

Elephant Mahout Experience

What an eventful day it’s been so far participating in an alms offering, seeing Doi Suthep, and visiting the Long Neck Hill Tribe Village. We weren’t done yet! It was time to head north to an elephant park to see what it’s like to be an elephant mahout (trainer or keeper) for an afternoon. The park…

Photo Tour: Chiang Mai’s Street Food

Here are photos of various dishes and food stalls at the Night Bazaar, weekend markets, and throughout the streets of Chiang Mai. It was all fresh, tasty, and cheap! Night Bazaar Located on Chang Khlan Road Open Daily Around 6pm until midnight Sunday Night Market (Walking Street Market) Rajdamnoen Road (near Tha Pae Gate) Every…

Celebrating Loi Krathong

Our last night in Chiang Mai was nothing short of amazing! It was Loi Krathong and everybody was out celebrating. There was a parade and lots of festivities going on. We really enjoyed the Yi Peng International Festival the night before, but now it was time to celebrate with the locals on the streets! The…

Doi Suthep

After the alms offering, we continued up the mountain with a short ride to Wat Phra That, more commonly referred to as Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep). It’s about 10 miles from Chiang Mai. From the parking area at the temple’s base, you can either climb the 309 steps of the Naga Serpent Staircase or take…