Sunday, 10 February 2013

Thailand - Chiang Mai summary

Well, we are at the end of our holiday. Nine weeks away and just 1 more night (on a plane) before we are home. We are in Bangkok waiting for the night flight to Sydney and again have wifi and the chance to add a final blog.

On Tuesday morning we left Venice after a short walk, a trip on the water bus and launch trip to the Marco Polo airport. After flights to London them Bangkok we arrived at Chiang Mai at 8 pm Wednesday to be met by a tearful then beaming god-daughter, Little, and her fiancée Joe.

On Thursday we did a big of shopping for for lighter clothes before having a wedding rehearsal. The wedding was held in a church on the outskirts of Lamphun at 5 on Friday. I have almost no photos because as "Father of the Bride" I could not carry a camera. I'll have to rely on others for photos. The wedding, the Thai dinner after the ceremony and the party on Saturday were all enjoyable. After the initial nerves and responsibility I think I could get used to being FOB.

On Saturday we caught up with friends Jirasit, Fon and son Time, visiting their house and enjoying a wonderful meal together.

Now the trip is almost over and we have mixed feelings - sad that the trip has come to an end, but looking forward to being in the familiar comforts of home and with family again. Dear grandson Cameron is not quite as little as when we left.

After we are home I'll add some more photos from camera as this blog has used only phone-camera and most of my photos were taken with the Canon camera, especially under conditions where the phone just couldn't cope.

It's been fun preparing this Blog. Thanks for reading it.

1 &2: the bride and bridesmaids (no pic of groom as I'd been stripped of cameras
3: with Jirasith, Fon and Time
4-6: Bangkok airport - statue decorations and a view of about half the checking area (it's huge - row after rows of counters)

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