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Chiang Mai Continued

We have kept quite busy in Chiang Mai. Each of us did a day long course. I chose to do a Thai cooking class on an organic farm outside of town. It was quite professional. Each of us had our own cooking station, and we prepared 6 or 8 dishes. By the end of the day we were all tired and stuffed. They gave us a little cookbook, and I hope to be able to reproduce some of the meals for my friends upon our return.

Your's truely bending down on the left

Meanwhile Nanette took a jewelry class, and made a very classy silver pendant for a necklace.

Pendant in process

We also took a tuk tuk out to Umong Wat, on the outskirts of town. With its subterranean tunnels, many trees, and Buddha heads, the place had a very peaceful atmosphere.





Today we journeyed to an elephant show, about 45 minutes away. Nanette was keen to see it and thought it was enjoyable, though I thought it was a bit on the hokey side. Well, I have to admit that they were cute.





We came back to our apartment after that to hang out at the pool, and listen to music on my phone, through tiny, but amazingly good travel speakers. Ahh, the wonders of technology.

Everyday we have taken to having a beer and watching the sunsets from our terrace. What could be better?




Today is Chinese New Year and we thought we go into chinatown to see what was going on. At this point though, it seems as though it is not worth the effort . Another hard day of relaxation.

Posted by jonshapiro 07:52 Archived in Thailand

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Jon -- can't wait to try your new Thai organic cooking!

by Lois Uttley

wow, from beer sunsets to elephants and words of wisdom in between. what a great journey.

thanks jon

by wayne

yes! this was the blog I was expecting. I loved Chiang Mai and it has so much to offer.What fun!

by Joan

Reminds me of our time in Chiang Mai - great town
Did you get to Wat Rang Khun out side of Chiang Rai in Mueang District. An unbelievable place. Built by a native artist who teaches at the university in BangKok/

by Nicholas Lepore

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