Crafty Thailand

This morning we took an organized craft tour, visiting a series of different factory shops along a particular road out of Chiang Mai that is known for this. In our case “organized” meant that it was the driver, a guide, and the three of us. And the guide looked after Oliver for the duration (I think he fell in love), so we were free to roam.

Despite our initial skepticism about the whole “see the workers, tour the air conditioned showroom, buy stuff” model, we had quite a nice time, and ended up buying some very nice pieces.

This afternoon Catherine made her own way to a hill tribe handcraft coop while Oliver and I slept and then visited with some prostitutes. But that’s another story.


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Marina Miller on February 14, 2002 - 19:40 Permalink

As a concerned Nana I am wondering about this prostitute story !!!!! I am sure Catherine arrived back in time to safe you both.

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Jackie Shultz on February 15, 2002 - 03:18 Permalink

Here we are in beautiful downtown Bloomfield(Rochester)reading about your adventures. What an experience! Don and Jackie Shultz

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Kevin O on February 15, 2002 - 15:08 Permalink

Pete, I’ve heard you on the topic of Net-Nanny-dom (and similar). I have detected some of your more subtle comments about “protective parents” who don’t do their kids any favour by hiding the real world. This, ahem!, “bold” step (you, Ollie, and the