Trip to Chiang Rai and the North

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Earlier this month we had a short break in the North. We stayed for four nights at Toy’s sister’s house in his village, which is part of the Wiang Chiang Rung District. While there I also did a visa run one day to Tachileik in Myanmar.

Toy's 85 year old Mother

Toy Cooking Prawns

Cooking Sticky Rice on the Open Fire

We enjoyed a family party and BarB Que at his mother’s house. All cooking was done outside. A highlight was cooking sticky rice in bamboo on the open fire. Much beer, wine and Thai wiskey were consumed.








Toy's Nephew Arm (La's son), Me, and Sisters La & Lerm

Toy's Sister, Chan, Peeling the Cooked Sticky Rice

The Drunks - Me, Toy's Cousin (Ree), & Niece's Husband (Nai)














While we were there, Children’s Day was celebrated at the local Primary School. There are 92 pupils and it was the school Toy attended many years ago. We went laden with potatos chips, which were pooled with other stuff to give to the kids. It really was afun morning. We were introduced to the Principal and given a tour of the school’s historical museum. Toy met another one of his cousins who was a teacher at the school. It seems that Toy is related to half the vllage!

Toy & Sister Lerm with Potato Chips for the Kids

The Pooled Goodies








The Kid's Concert

Toy with the Headmaster







The School's Historial Museum

An Old Wooden Bell Used by the Village Headman to call a Meeting








 One afternoon we visited a market in a nearby village.

Toy's Niece Selecting Meat for Dinner

Cooking Thai Sausage


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