Lounging on a St Kilda Rooftop, nursing a beer reflecting on Bunski's recent trip to Thailand. Oh vibrant, warm Thailand, oh land of smiles, intricate craftwork, spectacular markets satisfying every heart’s desire and beautiful displays of colour and devotion.
Bunski's favourite, this time, was sweet Chiang Mai. Nestled in the Old City, we wandered through the streets and laneways, tripping over stone blocks and hailing song taos to take us on our merry way. ‘Wat’s (temples) and Buddhas on every corner, it’s a far cry from Bunski’s birthplace where it’s more likely a pub on every corner. But, there’s that too.... Chiang Mai has everything, and more! Spiritual workshops of every kind, handicrafts from the Hill Tribes, a market every evening and every day with the super walking street market on Sunday eve.
We dream of this kind of action, bursting at the seams with creativity, a colourful soup of food stalls, junk and incredible treasures - all "for cheap"! If only we could make it through the whole way. Til next time, Chiang Mai - Bunski loves you!
Here’s a little taste of the treasures we experienced along the way.