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 Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads 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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