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A trip to Phayao
I recently just visited Phayao and thought I would share a few photos of my
trip. First is the “view” of the mountains behind the lake at Phayao. Yes, there
are mountains back there somewhere.
The second photo shows many people overtaking on double yellow lines at blind
curves along the mountain roads. There was a bus that was driving safely and
normally but the cars hooning along the road needed to pass it even though it
was going 80 kph.
Strategically placed radar along that road would be a huge money earner and just
maybe a deterrent.
Compost don’t burn!
The haze from burning is back in Chiangmai!!!
The best alternative to burning is teaching the people how to make the fabulous
Pyramid Compost with cowdung, garden refuse like leaves or grass and daily
watering during 2 months (only).
And that is what Amporn Boontan has been doing in Sankhampeng! These last 2
months she made 40 compost heaps with the Pyramid Composting technque developed
at Maejo University in Chiangmai. 40 heaps with each 6 big truck loads of dried
This means a total of 240 big trucks of leaves which have NOT been burned.
This involved an investment of 40 heaps x 30 bags x 30 Baht = 36,000 Baht of her
own hard-earned money for cowdung. And this was just in her home village
Imagine what this result could be if every village would do this????
But where can the money such a wonderful project come from?
May be all those people complaining about the burning should do something about
it. they could invest in the Chiangmai Compost Cooperative.
ABET, Aromatherapy and Reiki Practitioner and Teacher (all levels)
Chiangmai Smog Festival
Yes!!! It’s March and time for the Annual Chiangmai Smog Festival 2015!
The following Hospitals have been asked to participate in the March Festival:
Chiangmai Ram, Rajavej, Lana, and Bangkok.
We ask them to give patients who come in with Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Throat or
Lung Cancer, and of course eye infections a 50% reduction during the Month of
We will also ask the Governor of Chiangmai to negotiate with a top quality smog
mask manufacturer to obtain masks that can be purchased at a greatly reduced
Just think of the thousands of tourists who will flock to our “Smog Festival”.
No gains to me for this great idea I must add.
Just another bright idea from
A local resident
Disgusting canal at Loi Kroh Road
I was hoping you might know someone to whom to forward this email. I tried one
address that appeared to be a CM gov't office. Of course it's probably a waste
I was walking along Loi Kroh street 2 days ago . The little bridge over the
canal had flower pots during the Flower festival week . I guess they were there
to hide the sight & smell of the liquid below. The liquid is usually dark
blue-green , but now it is multi-colored due to some white liquid coming from
the blue pipe at the top of the first photo. Extremely disgusting & probably
unhealthy!!! These canals need to be flushed.
A four year resident