Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep, Thai cooking
Apparently if you haven’t been to Doi Suthep then you haven’t been to Chiang Mai.
So off we went.
It’s a temple high up in the mountains that you climb I think 300 steps to get up to. And no i didn’t count on this occasion but we will go with 300…
Not sure what ringing these bells means, but it looked fun…
Standard tourise pose.
It’s actually beautiful, the detail in the architecture.
One of the rules in the temple is that you have to be lower than the head of the monks/budda at all times. So we had to get around on our hands and knees.
oooo shoe shopping!
Go on someone tell me what it says?
Everyone was holding a flower and walking around the statue in the middle. We had no idea what was going on, but we joined in anyway…
Blessed by the monk and wished eternal happiness. This is the second time on this trip now, i know where to come if things go tits up…
As long as i have this bracelet on (which he put on me) then apparently its luck health and happiness… good job really, we are heading to Koh Phangan next! Going to need that luck!
Thai Cooking Class
When you have dinner parties or guests in Thailand this is apparently the welcome snack (below).
From what i remember it contained bits of shallots, ginger, coconut, peanut, chilli, and a couple of Thai vegetables which i can’t remember the names of!
Cooking my favourite dish in Thailand so far. Chicken + cashew nuts.
Then we had a go at making the Pangang curry from scratch.
It’s the basis of a Red Thai Curry but then you add peanuts too!