Monthly Archives: October 2010

First Impressions

I will confess that during the last few days in familiar, easy and fun Thailand, I spent one mostly sleepless night fretting over our trip to Myanmar.  Firstly because the lung infection I left home with seemed to be getting … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Chiang Mai

The other morning we stumbled upon a moment in time right across the lane from our guesthouse. These beautiful intricately carved doors, a favourite photo op for me in Asia, stood open to reveal the most unexpected tall walled secret … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs, Songtaews, Sisters and Lin Ping the Famous Thai Panda

This fall’s annual sojourn in Chiang Mai has been one of firsts for me, starting with our new guest house, Pak Chiang Mai, which we decided to try out based on a Trip Advisor commentary telling us we were idiots … Continue reading

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Ode to Ocimum Tenuiflorum

Basil is by far and away my favourite herb. I could roll in it. The smell is divine and its taste nirvana. I mean I really get off on basil. It was no big surprise to me, then, that on … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks.

Today Facebook was a flutter with friends making pies, friends making yams, friends saying “Thanks, you are awesome,” and some friends just happy with the giant shiny orb that situated itself in the sky despite the weather man’s dour forcast … Continue reading

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