Daily Wanderlust: Hauling goods in Chiang Mai

Written by on September 26, 2012 in Asia, Thailand - 4 Comments

In many ways, life in Chiang Mai is far simpler than in America. For example, I don’t have a car here. I walk nearly everywhere. And, so do others.

On the way home from a day spend at Save Elephant Foundation, I came across this man who was hauling a cart full of wooden chairs somewhere. It struck me as beautiful.

Why?

Because it is like nothing I would ever see in America, or likely many other western countries. Simple. Getting the job done.

A street in Chiang Mai, Thailand's Old City

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and is the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numbers documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. Her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

4 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Hauling goods in Chiang Mai "

  1. Simo September 28, 2012 at 4:09 am · Reply

    great pic…

    • Diana October 1, 2012 at 6:16 am · Reply

      Thank you!

  2. mike October 17, 2012 at 9:36 am · Reply

    my favourites are the guys here in BKK with their pedal powered mobile broom stores …blithely pedalling along the main road with so many brooms, dustpans and asst household goods on the cart in front of them they surely cannot see where they are going !

    • Diana October 18, 2012 at 2:15 am · Reply

      Oh, I LOVE those!!!

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