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Trip: Short trip to Chiang Mai

There are [7] stories from my trip: Short trip to Chiang Mai

The famous train market of Mae Klong

THAILAND | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [4951] | Video

On the wall of my son's bedroom is a large photo spread from the Guardian newspaper of a remarkable market in Thailand that operates around and along a short but fully operational stretch of track. I have never been but will seek this out next time I'm ... Read more >

Tags: design, ingenuity, market, people, thailand, train

Gallery: Flying visit to Berlin

GERMANY | Monday, 16 Oct 2006 | Photo Gallery

2 days in Berlin
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feeding time

THAILAND | Thursday, 20 Jul 2006 | Views [1836] | Video

The elephants no longer working in logging camps but seem well cared for by their mahoots, enjoying a living as a regular tourist attraction. The 'rides' offered by the camp are a bit of a joke compared to the 'real deal' in Laos, but feeding time was ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, elephants, food, fun, kai, travel with children

Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk >∞∞∞∞∞

THAILAND | Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 | Views [2677] | Video

"What a dad!" said Solbeam "Keep me updated on your winter whereabouts - I'd love to meet this travelling family!" Sounds so adventurous doesn't it? Well, whilst we'd highly recommend the experience, it isn't always what you ... Read more >

Tags: travel with children, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk, tuk

Gallery: Chiang Mai revisited

THAILAND | Friday, 14 Jul 2006 | Photo Gallery

Family trip to Chiang Mai in July 2006
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How would you use 1m² to feed your family?

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Jul 2006 | Views [7820] | Comments [2]

Would you set up a street stall and sell beads ? Fruit juice? Old coins or fake Louis Vuitton handbags from behind a curtain? Would you sell drugs, foreign currency, T-shirts, shaved ice, Pad Thai (fried noodles) or fake antiques? Would you ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, culture, having fun, markets, on the road, people, philosophy, responsibility, work

"Softly please"

THAILAND | Wednesday, 5 Jul 2006 | Views [1545] | Comments [1]

Sitting here late at night eating juicy lychees with the monsoon rain drumming hard outside, the phrase seems apt. "Softly please" said the sign in the buddhist Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, 16km northwest of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. What is it ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

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