My name is Cody Kuchirka and my wife is Giselle Correia. We have been
travelling the world for the past 14 months with no intentions of stopping.
Recently we entered a contest called My Destinations Biggest Baddest Bucket
List. We ended up coming in first place out of 1300 entries.
Now we have moved onto the second round with 10 other people. We will be
heading to London in May where they will pick an overall winner to travel
the world for 6 months all expenses paid.
We are contacting people to try and raise support for us as we head to
London. We have been living in Chiang Mai for the past 9 months and we
wanted to let your readers know about our trip. www.mindfulwanderlust.com.
Here is the link to our entry: http://www.mydestination
Here we are at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Cody and Giselle
Convention center nickname
I would like to suggest to you to encourage everyone to use a short name for the
new International Meeting conference hall on the 700 year highway.
So, the Chiangmai International Meeting and Exhibition Center can be known as
“CIMEC” pronounced “See mec”. That name also makes it easy for map makers to put
the center on the maps of Chiangmai. It’s also easy for taxi drivers to know the
new meeting hall also.
Slogan: “Come to CIMEC to see beauty amid global success.”
I wish my suggestion will stimulate action on adopting a short reference name
for the new center.
A reader responds:
I think the abbreviation has already been agreed CMICE; Chiang Mai International
Convention Center (CMICE).
Rain and wind
I realize this complaint has been made and is probably made every single time we
have a heavy rain and windstorm. However, since it never seems to get fixed then
I guess a new complaint is needed!
First of all, certain sections of roads flood tremendously when the drains back
up (or seem incapable of holding the incoming water) and the water in the street
becomes extremely deep. The Huay Kaew – Sirimangkalajarn intersection is one
case in point. I understand that the rains come down off the mountain and the
drains can’t handle the overflow but surely some measure can be figured out to
remedy this situation. Nimmanhaemin is also a giant pond in heavy rains. Soi 1
and 2 are particularly bad as is soi 8. Soi 8 seems to flood whenever there is
even a tiny bit of rain actually.
I am sure there are many other places that are equally bad, these are just the
ones I happen to end up getting stuck in as these are both highly trafficked
areas and I seem to have the bad luck of trying to ride my scooter through it
when its flooded out.
Perhaps cleaning the drains out in this area before the rains come would be a
good solution. Also, I notice the street sweepers clean the roads up around the
moat regularly, sweeping up trash and leaves. I think that Nimmanhaemin could
use such an early morning service as well. The road can be very dirty with
rubbish everywhere. I would suspect that this is part of the reason for the
clogging of the drains and perhaps some preventative cleaning could save the
city a lot of money and difficulty later on.
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Rain and wind
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