My parent were in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand this last week. I on the other hand have been quiet miserable here in Mumbai, not to mention a tad under the weather with a paralysing case of the dreaded sniffles. Chiang Mai, I’ve learnt from my vicariously readings of Lonely Planet South East Asia is in the cruz of what is known as the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle also designates the confluence of the Ruak and the Mekong river, since the term has been appropriated to describe the nearby junction of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Originally the Golden Triangle was designated so to signify it’s role in the production, traffic and consumption or opium. Not to mention it was a part of the Silk Route.
I thought it would be nice to share some the picture they took while they were there. My Parents are of the opinion that Chiang Mai is better place to visit than the more crowded beach destinations of Southern Thailand namely, Phuket, Koi Samui & Pattaya - which I visited in 2003.
[Chiang Mai is a historical city. A lot of guilded Buddhist temples, the architecture very similar to that in Burma.]
[Some colourful exotic fruit.]
Ohh sweet tamarind, I love imli it's brilliant all so khatta meetha. My parents did get home allot khatta meeta[sweet & sour] stuff. There was dried berries, ginger, some black stuff that tastes like aam-papad.
[A little digression to a street vendor the selling the same stuff in Mumbai]
[How can I end without a shot of some lip-smaking Thai Cuisine]