Friday, August 20, 2010

Chiangmai bound...

Am spending a night at a business hotel near Kansai International...
Shall be flying on Thai Airways tomorrow morning for Chiangmai...
Was a bit concerned with the political situation even though the emergency decree is lifted...
Shall spend a week at Chiangmai...
A fully packed schedule, with a lecture, participating in a symposium, and meeting with the Japanese long term stayers...
Am excited with the prospects...
Plus, the trip provides a good escape from the excruciating heat at Japan...
While at Chiangmai, hope to rent a motorbike as I did twice before...
It is such a joy to cruise the streets of Chiangmai, getting lost, and then finding my way back to the hotel...
Also plan to go to the Sunday night street market in the centre of the city...
It is not the shopping, but the scene... the atmosphere that pulls me...
Just love to shoot pictures of the market...