First flight landing - a still from the Youtube documentary filmed aboard Brillig
Gara Ruffa fish therapy in Chiang Mai ....wierd but relaxing once you get used to the tickling.
Roman's envelope cascades around him after he forgets to keep it hot for the nightglow!
Ladyboys at the Chiang Mai Night Market
Cow grass area not much bigger than the balloon - landing spots can be hard to come by here. My crew, Max & Ton, pack up.
The Festival was held at the Prince Royal School, Chiang Mai. The School's orchestra and choir entertain a large number of guests after dark.
The grounds were specially lit for a magical effect.....
Earth, Wind & Fire's staff at work on the sound mixer.
Another tight spot for a 120 - a banana tree was sacrificed in the process, but provided a meal for the owner's family. They regrow within weeks.
Chiang Mai Night Market during the day. The transformation is spectacular (if only I'd remembered to take a night shot).
On the road to Chiang Saen at the rest stop, an old favourite from past trips.
The Grandma who started this business years ago was famous for her Western-style cakes, which are now sold as far away as Bangkok.
A privately funded temple. The artist/builder has some strange ideas concerning the nature of Hell and Heaven.
White is an unusual colour for a Thai temple. Millions of tiny mirror tiles add to the effect in the bright sunshine.
Perils of the demon drink?
The upturned vessels receive your donations.....
You must admit that these are the most elegant toilets that you're ever likely to encounter in your travels.....
The Serene at Chiang Saen, Golden Triangle. Our suite overlooks the Mekong River - that's Laos on the opposite bank.
Never had a day bed before....
View from the pool. That's Mayanma (Burma) ahead and Laos on the right. Both buildings are casinos....
Lower temple complex - the snakes are Naga and are your protectors.
The path from the 800-year old upper temple, leading back down to the lower complex.
Just outside Chiang Saen is this temple and orphanage. Much damaged by a recent earthquake, one of the Royal Thai princesses is a patron of the regeneration project.
Close-up of a papaya fruit tree. The colour is very unusual as this fruit is normally green.
Ah, the Power of Positive Thought. The Librarian approves.....
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
Siam Centre, Bangkok
Pim, Boat, Pauline and Ploy out to see the Christmas lights.
Pim & Ploy have found a local "pilot". The original one is piqued ......
Fountains and light
Fountains & light II
Ploy must have stolen my phone. We're having tea.
I'm content. Only another two long-distance flights, a bus and a taxi before reaching home in 24 hours time.