Memories from Thailand, 2014 (part 5)

It was another day to enjoy in Northern Thailand. We got an early start as we wanted to go to the morning market. The sky was a delight. I took a minute to capture it but I think it is  a moment I will not forget. We walked from our little room to the market.

All kind of vegetables are sold at the market. But you can also buy souvenirs and have breakfast. I will show you some pics I took that morning.

This lady was making deep fried fingers of dough. I drank warm soy milk with it. I liked it.

Some fun things happened that morning . We had met the lady (to the left on the picture below) the day before. She showed enthusiasm to see us again.  The other lady  (right)  was dressed in traditional  Akha costume. You can see her teeth are stained because she must had been  chewing betel. Chewing the mixture of areca nut and betel leaf is a tradition, custom or ritual which dates back thousands of years from India to the Pacific. It is chewed for its stimulant and psychoactive effects.

I did not buy the hat I have on my head  but other little souvenirs.

We saw children walking to school.

and later by the road, the rice paddies.

In Chiang Rai, we  visited Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple. It is a contemporary, unconventional, privately owned, art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple. We cannot take photos inside the temple.

Every day was fun and different. Weather was good , food was delicious and we were happy to discover another part of the world. I will share one more post on this  trip . Thank you for reading and commenting.







8 thoughts on “Memories from Thailand, 2014 (part 5)

  1. Interesting story from your trip in Thailand France,we have that deep fried dough here too we call it “Cakwe” and usually we eat that with porridge.
    Some of the old ladies here chewed betel and areca nut too, so much similar Indonesia and Thailand 🙂 Are you the one in the middle between the two ladies ? Then nice meeting you 🙂
    That white temple looks like snow castle, Beautiful !

  2. The sunrise is visually stunning! And all the market vegetables look wonderful. It is good to see friendly people around the world. And that White Temple is amazing. I’ve never seen a photo of it before, wow!

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