Pai, Thailand

The long and winding road to Paiwild himalayan cherry blossom

To be precise is actually 762 curve before you reach Pai. Pai is a small town near the Myanmar border in the Mae Hong Song Province. It’s about 80 km north of Chiang Mai. Once you are outskirt of Chiang MaiThose who can easily get car sick will be better off prepare some motion sickness pills otherwise you can just sit tight and enjoy the scenery along the way. Well it’s really not as bad as what our Thai guide told us. Along the journey you can still stopover for a coffee, which you’ll find quite a few cafes with their own theme.

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The wild Himalayan Cherry Blossom

The Wild Sakura of Thailand

Sakura flower at Hmong Village, Chiang MaiMy first trip to see the Northern Thailand’s wild Himalayan Cherry Blossom was in end Dec 2011 but it turned out to be too early. After a long and winding road trip up to Kun Chang Kiean, we arrived at a small village park and all we saw was one tree with Sakura flowers. The whole mountain was still vivid green without a trace of pinkish flower. Continue reading

Chinese New Year

The year of the Goat

Guandi Temple, ChinatownThe Chinese New Year or Lunar New year is the most important of festival for the Chinese people all over the world. Most Chinese will make an effort to be back home with their family, to have the traditional Reunion dinner with the entire family. Chinese homes are cleaned and decorated with things that are red, which is considered a auspicious color. But in recent years due to many people having to work far away from their family home, may not be able to go home during this festive period. Over the years, the festive feels of the Chinese New Year has lost some of the traditions… Continue reading