Thingyan~Songkran in Chiang Mai: Part 2

We dared!  We ventured out  into the city today.  It's  unofficial day 1 of Songkran  in Chiang Mai (Thingyan in Burma).  After getting our bus tickets to Bangkok , yes, we're leaving Chiang Mai for a few months, we paid a quick visit to Wat Sai Moon ( a Burmese temple) to find out more … Continue reading Thingyan~Songkran in Chiang Mai: Part 2

Thingyan~Songkran in Chiang Mai: The Water Festival

We dared!  We ventured out  into the city today.  It's  unofficial day 1 of Songkran  in Chiang Mai (Thingyan in Burma).  After getting our bus tickets to Bangkok , yes, we're leaving Chiang Mai for a few months, we paid a quick visit to Wat Sai Moon ( a Burmese temple) to find out more … Continue reading Thingyan~Songkran in Chiang Mai: The Water Festival

Thingyan in Chiang Mai: Part 1

One of the great things about living in Chiang Mai is that we have access to a few Burmese restaurants with great food.  In addition to good food, these restaurants also serve as a news source for Burmese festivities in the city. Our friend, Ma Suu at Hmwe, told us about the various celebrations in … Continue reading Thingyan in Chiang Mai: Part 1

M’s First Songkran ~ Thingyan in Chiang Mai: The Assembly

M has been talking about practicing the Songkran dance for school at Assembly for weeks.  Her Thai teachers were coordinating the festivities. It's been exciting. Are you still learning Thai in class?, I asked.  M's answer "NO, we're learning the Songkran dance, Mommy!"  Fair enough I say.  Apparently, many students and teachers were participating in … Continue reading M’s First Songkran ~ Thingyan in Chiang Mai: The Assembly