The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai

The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai

Thailand is one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world. Therefore the introduction of coffee plants into Chiang Mai was a way to meet the market demand for the beverage. Original seedlings were imported from South America and other countries and acclimatized to the conditions in the hills of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Hill tribe farmers were taught how to grow coffee plants, harvest and turn the produce into coffee grains for beverages. Continue reading The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai

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Umbrellas made for more than just the rain

Umbrellas made for more than just the rain

The Bor Sang Umbrella Village which is located in Kampaeng District, Chiang Mai is the only one of its kind umbrella-craft village, making its products a signature trademark of Chiang Mai and around the world. Continue reading Umbrellas made for more than just the rain

Krua Sukhothai Restaurant Chiang Rai

Authentic Lanna dining at Krua Sukhothai Restaurant Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai being the Northern most city of Thailand was one of our destinations for exploration in Thailand. Having heard much about this province, we decided to make a 3 days 2 night stay in Chiang Rai and explore this region. Chiang Rai was  part of the former Mangrai dynasty and was made a capital city by King Mangrai in the year 1262 CE. Today … Continue reading Authentic Lanna dining at Krua Sukhothai Restaurant Chiang Rai

Grilled Frog

Bizzarre foods of Thailand – Frogs or Kob

While the frog is not an uncommon dish even by western standards especially in French cooking, it is considered a delicacy in Thailand. The frog or known as “Kob” กบ in Thai has many functions and one of it as a source of fat-less protein. These frogs are found in rice fields or in the jungles under damp conditions and are of the bullfrog variety … Continue reading Bizzarre foods of Thailand – Frogs or Kob