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Sound file: Rain storm in Chiang Mai

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] It is coming to the end of the dry season, and Chiang Mai has just been subjected to several weeks of intense heat, hardly relieved at all this year by Songkran (the water festival). It has been so […]


Songkran 2008 Chiang Mai – The water festival

Once again that time of year has arrived where Chiang Mai is as hot as an oven, and people start hysterically throwing water at each other. Accompanying the water climax is the Thai tradition of drinking as much whiskey as possible and driving around blind drunk in pick-ups laden with water tanks and ‘armed’ revelers. […]


Sound file: Chiang Mai street sounds 1

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] This was recorded in our street in Chiang Mai, Thailand at about 6pm on a weekday night – in early April. Every night the cicadas start screeching at about the same time, and in the background (if you […]


Podcast: Pai – heaven or hell?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] I’ve been putting off writing this post and editing the associated podcast for a while now, because I have such mixed feelings about Pai I simply didn’t know where to begin! You can hear the podcast by clicking […]


Sound file: A relaxing Saturday by the pool?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] I finished my month long CELTA course last weekend and decided to go and lie by the Lotus hotel pool at Kad Suan Kaew shopping center in Chiang Mai. I had intended to sleep and wind down after […]


Video: “Care for Dogs”, Chiang Mai

Street dogs are probably the most common sight in Thailand (and other developing countries). Whether you travel to Chiang Mai as a tourist or live here, it is impossible to overlook the street dogs. When I first arrived in Thailand, I was shocked to see so many dogs, some in terrible condition and I always […]


Podcast: Care for Dogs, Chiang Mai

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Care for Dogs is an animal welfare organisation based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Listen to an interview with Karin Hawelka, one of the Care for Dogs founders by clicking the play button above. Care for Dogs was set […]



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