(7) 2008 Two weeks in Chaing Mai

We are back at Panya after our 2 week ‘holiday’ in Chiang Mai and things are cooking here.  30 students and a renowned teacher arrive on the 10th for a 2 week intensive course in Permaculture Design.   We are the assistants in all phases of the care and feeding of these folks plus we’re taking the course ourselves so we’ve been warned that there will not be a spare minute in our lives for the next 2 weeks.  We’re looking forward to it all.   Here are a few highlights of our last 3 weeks

Peter with freind fresh after a $2.00 haircut.(a dollar eighty actually)

Peter with friend fresh after a $2.00 haircut.(a dollar eighty actually)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We rented a motorcycle and visited the Saturday Water Buffalo and Cattle market.

We rented a motorcycle and visited the Saturday Water Buffalo and Cattle market about 20 mi. south of Chiang Mai.

I can't resist petting a calf who was calling out for her mom

I can't resist petting a calf who was calling out for her mom

Anyone who knew Stella knows why we fell in love with this one

Anyone who knew Stella knows why we fell in love with this one

This is why we love Thailand.  This beautiful, elaborate Wat makes room for Donald duck (well, a knock off of course) with no apologies.

This is why we love Thailand. This beautiful, elaborate Wat makes room for Donald duck (well, a knock off of course) with no apologies.

We visit yet another Wat.  They are so frequent and so compelling.  This one has outstanding Nagas (snakes)

We visit yet another Wat. They are so frequent and so compelling. This one has outstanding Nagas (snakes)

With Ajaan Lah, our Thai teacher.  We met with her ever other day or so on the grounds of a Wat near our guesthouse for lessons.  Lah is sharp, a real professional and a good teacher, unfortunately, we suck at Thai

With Ajaan Lah, our Thai teacher. We met with her ever other day or so on the grounds of a Wat near our guesthouse for lessons. Lah is sharp, a real professional and a good teacher, unfortunately, we suck at Thai

The 3 story Starbucks in Chiang Mai.  We haven't actually been in there, it looks like a different universe as we walk by and look in the window.

The 3 story Starbucks in Chiang Mai. We haven't actually been in there, it looks like a different universe as we walk by and look in the window.

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