Up the mountain

This morning, getting up at 5:30, visited Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a temple some 15 kilometers away from Chiang Mai with impressive views of the city and is said to be one of the most sacred temples in the north of Thailand.
The temple was said to be built on the spot where a white elephant took a relic of the Buddha, trumpeting three times before he passed away. Although this is a sad use for a white elephant, the relic was special in that it could reproduce itself and vanish. Now that’s special for a piece of shoulder bone. Wikipedia has a bit more info.

What’s for dinner in Thailand? Part 10

Yesterday, eating at The Blue Diamond, I had “Fried Holy basil tofu veg. Spaghetti” with home made yoghurt and “ice lemon tea (thai style)”. The Spaghetti was ‘just’ a vegetable spaghetti, the lemon tea had a very funny taste to it.
Today, in the afternoon, I had a very tasty green curry, while tonight it was time for something fatty: a Chiang Mai style hamburger with fries and salad.

Tired from my early rise, I ordered an espresso to wake up and a gin and tonic to settle down. I ended up getting a gin with ice and espresso. With sugar, it tasted a bit like a vodka red bull.

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