Travel Photo Essay: New Years Eve in Chiang Mai

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since we left India at the end of December and we’ve been struggling to keep up! As mentioned in our Round up of 2012, we’d arranged to meet up with friends from home when we arrived in Bangkok!

Christmas doesn’t feel right when it’s 30 degrees, and Bangkok didn’t disappoint. After the festivities faded, we headed north to Chiang Mai, Thailand‘s popular northern university town.

We arrived in Chiang Mai on the 31st with no real plans for New Years Eve – So in the evening I did what any wannabe photographer does and set out with my camera, tripod and a bottle of whisky! Check out the Travel Photo of the Day effort!

It was truely spectacular to see hundreds of sky lanterns floating up into the night sky. The streets were filled with Thais and farang all enjoying the celebrations together. Groups of people were making wishes and letting their sky lanterns go with the dramatic backdrop of fireworks and firecrackers!

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2 Responses to Travel Photo Essay: New Years Eve in Chiang Mai

  1. AJ Aerni January 18, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Are you still in Chiang Mai? I’m here until early/mid February when I move on to Cambodia. Are you playing in the Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament tomorrow here in Chiang Mai? 🙂 We travel-bloggers need to stick together and share the love 🙂 Be well. And namaste.

  2. Stuart Edwards January 22, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Hey AJ!
    How was the Ultimate Frisbee tournament?! Sounds pretty cool!

    We’re in Laos now, left Chiang Mai about 2 weeks ago, Sad to leave! Heading back that way in a month or so though, so should try and hook up for a coffee if you’re still around!

    Thanks for commenting, have an amazing time in Thailand! 😉

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