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It feels good to post something about language after all the recent travel entries. We stayed in Chiang Mai where they are many international visitors who use English as the ‘contact language’. The ISO meetings and conference I attended (The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing – IJCNLP2011) were all in English. My ISO colleagues … Continue reading
Having a handmade suit in the Far East is one of those ‘bucket list’ items. This tailor was next to the second hotel, U Chiang Mai, we stayed at in (unsurprisingly) Chiang Mai. I don’t have a dinner jacket so that was a natural choice, the price was good considering it was made to measure, but … Continue reading
In the evening we walked past a barber’s shop, and as there was only one person in the chair and no queue it seemed like fate. I had a haircut and a shave. The shave was with an open razor, with disposable blades, and rice milk lotion. Strangely the shave was not total or ‘clean … Continue reading
Orchids and butterflies (which were in cocoon stage so not visited) at Mae Sa Orchid Farm near Chiang Mai. Not much else to say really …
What you didn’t know elephants could dance? Shame on you! 😉 Suda the Elephant and her friends can! Here they are dancing (from 52 seconds and onwards) at Maetang Elephant Park, Maeteng, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
What you didn’t know elephants could paint? Shame on you! 😉 Suda the Elephant and her friend can! Here they are painting at Maetang Elephant Park, Maeteng, Chiang Mai, Thailand. More videos to be added soon …
Mini, Volkswagen Beetle and Fort Escort spotted on the streets of Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Launching our own Khom Loi (hot air balloon) during the Loy Kratong Festival at the Gala Dinner of The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing 2011 held Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I was lucky enough to be allowed to drive an Oxen Cart at Maetang Elephant Park Chiang Mai Thailand. Just after we’d completed an elephant ride through rain forest jungle, and before I spent sometime in a tiger enclosure, itself after taking a bamboo raft down a tranquil Thai river.