Sunday night lights

Snapshots from my Sunday night in Chiang Mai, with Thai and foreign tourists out in force at this wonderful time of year. So glad to be here right now!

Burmese tea
A cup of Burmese tea at The Swan. Great restaurant.
Burmese meatballs
Super delicious Burmese-style pork meatballs with ginger, chili and fish sauce dipping sauce.
Yee Peng Lantern Festival 2010
Yee Peng Lantern Festival 2010
Field of light
Lanterns as far as the eye can see.
Outside Thapae Gate
Outside Thapae Gate
Postcards at the Sunday Walking Street
Postcards at the Sunday Walking Street.
Strawberry shake
"Strawbrry" yoghurt shake at Wat Phun Ohn. Refreshing!
Free Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi - freed at last.
Waiting for the sky lantern to rise
Waiting for the sky lantern to rise.
Lanterns in the sky
Going, going...
Lanterns in the sky
...gone.
All the bad things
Why I'll be lighting a sky lantern this week along with the rest of Northern Thailand.
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2 thoughts on “Sunday night lights

  1. Hmm – I want to be there too.
    Diwalli festival is about to finish here – haven’t managed to see anything this year but am helping my friend Vimala with her performance at the Seymour Centre this Thursday evening. Only pretend lanterns on the table for us I’m sad to say. Have painted some doilies though for the give away Indian sweets to sit on though.
    Love
    CA

    1. Charlie, it is so gorgeous here at the moment, I will take lots more pics this week. A workmate of mine – Indian who has been in Thailand for a couple of generations – had a small diwali get together at his house but it was fairly low key. Nothing compared to what’s going to happen this weekend – thousands of sky lanterns and fireworks galore. Can’t wait!

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