Cyclone hits Chiang Mai

Sawasdee Khrap

Sunday – and the cyclone coming from Burma is going through Chiang Mai. Lots of rain – but not continuous, cooling and refreshing. With each clearing, the beautiful towering white clouds and deep blue sky really set Chiang Mai alive.

We’re also getting ready to celebrate:
The Kingdom of Thailand celebrates Wan Chatramongkhol (Coronation Day) on Friday, May 5 which marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great.

Check out the full story from the Chiang Mai Mail.

The Kad Suan Kaew Shopping center is teaming with people – they have seminars, play areas for the kids, special booths for clothing sale items – The Hotel, we stay at, is booked. It’s amazing – supposed to be the ‘slow’ season and I’d swear there are more people here than last Nov-Dec at the height of the tourist season. The tourist from China are increasing every day – bus load after bus load get here – Looks like Chiang Mai is fast becoming a major Chinese playground too.

We received several emails with suggestions on how to improve the web-site. Excellent ideas we want to try. We are working on them now and should be making some great changes to the layout and theme. Thanks everyone for your input and help.

I’ll get back to you with some new pictures soon

Online- but not complete

Hi

This is our new format – Please check it out and leave a comment or suggestion. Most of the pages have been completed and I hope you like them. We have not opened the site up to full traffic yet. We plan to publish to the search engines as soon as the “Store” portion is fully functional.

The store isn’t open yet because we had to change software – the cart we were using, or trying to use, wouldn’t handle our products correctly, so we are setting up a new one. Also searching for a special product was a real problem – seemed to take forever and was not a simple point and click. Hopeful the new cart will eliminate these problems.

Frank is getting ready to start posting his weekly travel logs here and has started to shut down his other blog — you can now find him here at:

Category – Frank’s Blog ——— see the Categories and Archive sections.

I will also begin posting more about Thailand, it’s culture, holidays, food and “Unseen” treasures. I hope you will like these and we need the comments to help the site grow *** please leave a comment and your suggestions *** of Thailand places or things you would like to know more about.

Thanks

Happy New Year !

It’s New Year ! Thai style. Songkran Here are some pictures from the festival outside our office here in Chiang Mai. It’s 107 F. but you really don’t mind the sweltering heat when your getting drenche…

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Songkran 2006

It’s New Year!!, Thai style! Here are some pictures from the festival outside our office here in Chiang Mai. It’s 107 F. but you really don’t mind the sweltering heat when your getting drenched. Wet, Wild and Wonderful – says the Bangkok Post.
This festival, which lasts from April 13th to the 15th is celebrated all across Thailand – but no where like here in the north. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Lampang have events Wet,Wild, Wonderful…and parades every day. Be prepared to get drenched and have a lot of fun. Where we are located, several stages have been setup for dancing and music – the streets are full of people, loud music , water and traffic is at a stand still – there are kids in the back of trucks with 55 gal drums of water, soaking everyone who walks by.

CRW4145PlaceJPGWater guns, buckets of water & water canons are your only defense, everyone has one – join in the fun. Not a cloud in the sky, but today rivers of water are running down the curbs. You would swear we are in the middle of the monsoon season.

And did I mention the sweaters, tee shirts and pants – wet and showing every curve, quite a show. You need to be here – it’s fantastic. – Next time – plan your vacation in Thailand.

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Hello world!

Welcome to AsianCoOp.com. This is our first post. So lets start blogging!

Sawasdee Pee Mai — HAPPY NEW YEAR from Chiang Mai.

It’s Thai New Year here and everyone is soaking wet — The Blog is up and running but the Store is still under construction. We are in the process of adding products and designing the Theme. I just broke the Gallery, so it should be back on about the end of this month — Sorry

Thank You for waiting, I know you won’t be dissapointed.

Oh Ya — We will also have each page in Thai.

Tasanai