Yes, that is indeed a kangaroo in the reflection. I took this picture the other week when I was riding on the Eden Education float during Songkran. A songthaew is a cross between a taxi and a bus, and is the closest thing to public transport in Chiang Mai.
When Pat invited me to join her and her friends for Songkran, I thought that we would be wearing matching t-shirts and going for a walk around the moat with our water pistols and shooting at passers-by. I was totally wrong. Instead, I unwittingly ended up on the loudest and possibly only float in the… Read More Songkran!
Remember the other morning when I met a red-headed woman at the food stand and I asked her, “where’s the congee?” I was intrigued by her Thai fluency and what I immediately sensed was her total ease with our surroundings. I definitely wondered what she was doing here – well, guess what? She’s my landlady! What a small… Read More Small world
I’ve been busy this weekend moving house and didn’t realise that the protests had turned bloody in Bangkok until I got emails from home informing me. What a tragedy – I hope those clashes were the worst of it. Up here in Chiang Mai things seem pretty calm. I am a little nervous about the… Read More Home sweet home