26 août 2011

From Chiang Dao to Tha Ton

After an agitated night (we were four in one bed with Noemie snoring continuously), we leave early to the Chiang Dao market that takes place every Tuesday morning. Ethnic minorities come here every week from nearby villages to buy and sell supplies. There is not a lot to buy except some out of fashion clothes and a lot of food. The varieties of dried fish are quite amazing, so are the fruits. We didn’t have breakfast and decide to try the strawberries sold with the spices and sugar mix. An interesting taste at first but we end up... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2011

Elephantastic!

We wake up at dawn to catch the plane to Chiang Mai. Noemie takes on her to make a show in the plane and we end up running after her during the whole trip. Upon arrival, our rented car is awaiting us and all goes just as planned; just a few minutes to fill in the rental papers, buy a map, and we hit the road. But hey, it’s not the right road and we spend some time figuring out the logic of the directions. We are headed towards Mae Sa valley, we turn west and arrive to the Mae Sa elephant camp. Everything is well organised and the... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2011

Week-end Market

I leave alone in the morning to Chatuchak, Bangkok’s biggest week-end market (over 18,000 shops) while Jeremie and Noemie go to the airport to meet Zoe who is joining us from France. Her trip went well and after a good shower, I meet the three of them at the market. I had had some time for some serious strolling (without Noemie’s stroller) and shopping. The market is a maze of stalls selling all kinds of goods, from shoes to designer belts, household items and of course fresh coconuts. We pick up two which end up being a better... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2011

Getting there

  Afternoon flights are one of the greatest inventions. You spent a few hours at the office thinking about the trip ahead and how someone else will have to worry when receiving the ‘out of office’ reply… The plane to Kuwait is almost empty and we can lie down and relax. We now know you should do that before arriving in the developing world’s worst airport. It is dirty, ugly, with no place to change the babies, or other facilities. Even worse, we have plenty of time to kill (5 hours) and may well get killed by the little... [Lire la suite]
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