Mary, my sister, joined me this summer to teach in a Thai school. We will support students who want to learn English, and conduct teacher training classes for the Thai teachers. They are eager to learn effective teaching techniques for student engagement and academic success.Chiang Mai
With a few free days before buckling down to our teaching schedule, we boarded a plane and flew north to Chiang Mai. This ancient capital of the Lanna Empire was invaded by Burma; Burmese architecture, clothing and food is still visible today. In 1892, Siam (former name of central Thailand: e.g., The King and I ) annexed Lanna and the two regions became known as Thailand.
Riding elephants up a very steep jungle path; Wats in every corner (Buddhist temples); Tuk tuks ;and finally the shimmering, golden Doi Suthep temple perched on top of a mountain.
Tuk Tuks: Thai transportation
Leaving you with a wai (Thai greeting) in front of my apartment