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Global Glimpses: Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

April 2010. Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Solo trip. Visit to Wat Sri Suphan one late afternoon that stretched into evening. Highlight: A chat with Touy Yai, a heavy-set 22-year-old monk from Laos who laughingly translated his name as Big Fat.

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