Loy Krathong 2008 Parade – Fire Balloon – Beauty Contest Results

Sawadee Khrap

We went to see the Chiang Mai Loy Krathong Parade last night.  Didn’t want to miss getting photos of the boys, especially for the blog.  We weren’t disappointed.


What a great parade,

boys, boys, boys. 

We first had dinner at a Pizza House around the corner from the Tapae Gate where the parade started.  We got there just before it began to move so I had a good chance to get some shots while they lined up.  Much better than while they are walking – some control of the lighting – but not much it was fairly dark and so the images are a little grainy.


Please enjoy the PARADE SLIDESHOW




After walking through the parade area we went to the Mae Ping River to float our Krathong.  Nu picked this one out of the many vendors along the road by the Super Highway.   Then we bought a fire balloon and took it home to release. IMG_2660


 I had to retire early because my foot was acting up from the accident with the motorcycle last week – I think I did fracture something in my foot – it wasn’t broken but it was really sore and felt more like a fracture than a sprain.  Oh Well, staying off it for a while.



And finally – update on Nu’s Ladyboy Beauty Contest at school.  He came in 4th out of 12 contestants – just behind the 3 girls that were in the contest.    It wasn’t a Ladyboy contest !!!  – it was a full Beauty Contest for everyone in the school.  IMG_2590

Amazing, 4th when competing with real ladies in the contest.  Had it been a Ladyboy contest I am sure he would have taken first place.  In addition, he had done his own makeup that morning  – not professionally as he had done when wearing his Lanna Dress some posts back. 

I’ll even bet that if we had the professional makeup job done – he could have taken 3rd or maybe even 2nd place.  Here’s a shot of the 1st place winner.  Isn’t she a beauty !!!!!   

He didn’t take a camera, so I don’t have shots of the others – next time.


All for now   Ciao