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.