Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe

This lady was the first to catch my attention during my adventure at the Long Neck Karen Hill Village in Chiang Dao.

She could speak minimum Chinese, enough to sell her tribe's handmade goods. For that, I bought a Turquoise Stone Necklace, which was almost as heavy as my camera!
Price? 100 Baht = RM10.

Hill Tribe Lady

The village is surrounded by natural flora and fauna, primitive resources and "machines" to prepare food for the family. Two little boys were following us through our walk around the hill.

Boys playing in village

This scene made me smile.


Venue: Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Exclusive Hotel in Chiang Mai

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi

Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai

This hotel looks larger than it seems in this photograph.
When I say large, I mean there is no way you can walk to your room. You'll need a carriage, (which is superb for me because I love horses) to bring you to your room.

This grand hotel has almost everything you need, as a tourist, to experience the real life of the locals. How?

This is what you see right on your doorstep.

The surrounding environment is filled with plantations such as paddy fields, corn, fruits...you name it. Almost all the local plantations that can be found in Chiang Mai is found in this very hotel.

Your activities, as a tourist, includes getting your hands dirty. You are guided through the plantations, learning from seeding to harvesting the produce. That's real experience if you ask me.

The hotel also has its own yoga centre, swimming pool, business centre and a british colonial building as one of your choices of hotel rooms.

: Chiang Mai

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Great Chiang Mai Restaurant

Khaomao Khaofang Restaurant

Khaomao Khaofang Restaurant

This was my first low shutter speed mini fountain shot :)
Obviously, I will need to improve! I don't like the background :(

Another smooth angelic water shot..

This is a ginger plant's flower, if I'm not mistaken :)

What about some fresh lemongrass juice?

The first time I've seen lemongrass juice GREEN in colour.
Those you get in shops are usually brownish =/

Venue: Chiang Mai

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Amata Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai

Amata Lanna Hotel, Chiang Mai

Amazing service, giving us utmost undivided attention.

Amata Lanna Hotel

There are only few rooms, all of which are uniquely designed, in Thai themed design.

Entrance to Bedroom

Welcoming Mermaid Statue

Mermaid Welcome Statue

Venue: Amata Lanna, Chiang Mai.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cute Thai Boy

He posed for me when he saw me taking a few pictures of a Cute Thai Girl.

Cute Thai Boy Carrying a Kitten

It was a heart-wrenching moment to see the children of this hilltribe longing for attention with utter innocence.

I also took a picture of their classroom... Felt like I was in one of the movies where there was only one hut, using only natural breeze and sunlight to guide these lovely children to their bright future.

Venue: Long Neck Karen Tribes, Chiang Mai.

: Ah Kua Show (Lady Boy) : City : Cultural :

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cute Thai Girl

Cutest Little Thai Girl

Little Thai Girl Fetches Water

Venue: Long Neck Karen Tribes, Chiang Mai

: Ah Kua Show (Lady Boy) : City : Cultural :

Coming Soon!

Friday, July 4, 2008


I want to swim with dolphins now...making one of them...my lifetime friend.

Double leap

Horizontal Flip

Group Jump
Makes you want to spend all your time with them.
I now, am thinking about taking a Dolphin Research and Training course.
I am in love with them.

Venue: Seaworld, Australia
More pictures of Seaworld
: Rides : Marine Water Creatures :

Sea World Australia - Rides

Gold Coast

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Blue Stump

Venue: Seaworld, Australia.

More pictures of Seaworld
: Dolphins : Marine Water Creatures :

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mothdust Gig (post 2)

Mothdust's Last Ever Gig!


Lead Singer / Vocalist of Mothdust, Hank.

Mothdust Bass Guitarist

Bass Guitarist Lachlan [Mothdust]

Mothdust Guitarist

Guitarist, Doug Hardy.

Mothdust Vocalist



Venue: Crown Anchor, Adelaide

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mothdust Gig (post 1)

Mothdust's Last Ever Gig!


Mothdust from Adelaide

Mothdust Encore


Vocalist of Mothdust

Lead singer / Vocalist of Mothdust whom apparently likes Kung-Fu..or Ninja!

Bass Guitarist of Mothdust

Lachlan the bass guitarist of Mothdust.

Venue: Crown Anchor, Adelaide