Hangin’ Out at a Rice Paddy in Chiang Mai

Our resort her in Chiang Mai is part of a working rice paddy. Makes for very interesting scenery.

This morning we got a two-hour tour of a local food market. It was great to be able to ask all the questions we wanted and get answers. Then we took the produce back to the hotel and learned how to make four different Thai dishes in this beautiful indoor-outdoor kitchen.

13 thoughts on “Hangin’ Out at a Rice Paddy in Chiang Mai

  1. columnist January 9, 2010 / 7:52 am

    The Four Seasons IS heavenly, no? Sounds as though you've recovered from your Delhi belly, and death by Bangkok traffic. I should have mentioned that it's best to minimise walking! Or have a trusted driver waiting for you at the Grand Palace.

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  2. Steerforth January 9, 2010 / 10:24 am

    It looks beautiful and makes quite a contrast to the snow and grey skies outside my window.

    As for Thai food, I could quite happily eat it to the exclusion of any other food.

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  3. JoAnn January 9, 2010 / 10:45 am

    These photos are breath-taking…enjoy!

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  4. Diane January 9, 2010 / 11:05 am

    Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking. The restaurant looks amazing as well.

    This is one trip that will be unforgetable I am sure.

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  5. Darlene January 9, 2010 / 1:31 pm

    Very exotic…enjoy yourselves!

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  6. Mlle Paradis January 9, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    All I can say is….you lucky dog!

    But who knew that Bangkok was so congested or polluted? I'd never heard that from friends and family who'd visited.

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  7. Ti January 10, 2010 / 11:35 pm

    Wow, what a view! That kitchen looks like a lot of fun too. Enjoy that Thai food. It's one of my favorite types of food. The hotter, the better.

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  8. Paperback Reader January 11, 2010 / 7:22 am

    That is an amazing kitchen! I love the vivid colours of the photographs.

    Looking forward to your review of The Awakening – I love that book!

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  9. Tara January 12, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    That is just too fabulous looking. So jealous.

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  10. Lorin January 13, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    I love learning on vacations. Sounds wonderful!

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  11. Melwyk January 14, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    What a kitchen! Wow. So envious — it sounds like you are having a Fabulous time. Enjoy every minute.

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