Lately our blog seems to be revolving around food...so why break the theme now? Last night we walked over to the 23rd Chiang Mai Food Festival. Not huge, but big enough to pass away two or three hours. About a hundred or so food stalls surrounding a large eating area, where you can enjoy a meal, beer and live entertainment.
Grilling whole fish over coals.
Delicious Pork Dumplings.
Nearly all of the stalls were selling different dishes, so there wasn't too much repitition.
Next to the food area is a side show alley with shooting gallery, bingo, merry go round and Ferris Wheel...how fun!
We look at each other and say 'why not!'. I can get some good photos from the top. We climb into a carriage, we barely fit. I'm afraid of heights. As we near the top, I remember this and we begin to examine our immediate surroundings. I look at the pretty lights you can see in the photo above.
I say to Stray 'look, they're just fluro lights strapped on with zip ties.'
He laughs and 'yes, attached to star pickets.' (For those not in the know, star pickets are light weight metal fencing poles. The cheap posts you put in between the good, solid ones.)
Normally I'd delete a photo like this, but the lovely green hue and facial expression, sums up my feelings at this moment perfectly. Realisation has hit and I remember that this is what we'd climbed into.
From our hotel we have heard massively loud bangs, daily, followed by emergency vehicle sirens. Car accidents? Now we're wondering if it was these plummeting to the ground.
We must have completed about twenty cycles...I think the ride attendant was enjoying watching two over sized farang squashed into a cage, going round and round.
Some random photos of the festival.
|Ferris Wheel labyrinth|
|Stuffed toys laughing at Stray|
|Merry Go Round swans|
|The view from our cage|
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