The Chiang Mai Walking Street Markets

A few weeks ago we celebrated Pchum Ben, or the festival of the dead. This is a time when Khmer people return to their homes to be with family and honour their ancestors, and a time for expats to exit en mass and take advantage of the, almost, week long holiday.

I escaped to Chiang Mai, Thailand and Luang Prabang, Laos with my friends Elysse, Alicia, Irena, and Shaye.

My cool new photo blog theme doesn’t allow me to post more than one photo at a time, so I’ll post some more later. This photo was taken at the Chiang Mai Walking Street markets. Fabulous markets! And we didn’t have enough time to explore them all. Markets in South East Asia have disappointed me, as they tend to be the same five stalls repeated over and over. Not here. There was plenty of variety and colour. I bought two dresses, two t-shirts, a note book, and a small leather bag, all for just under $60AUD. Now, that’s how one shops at a market!


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