In the Country

Perspectives on life in the countryside, creativity, sustainability, food and cultures.  

Take a short break from the city to explore northern Thailand's gentle world and indulge in creative pursuits in the countryside 

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During mid November, the landscapes on this mountain pass 1,600 meters above the sea level in Mae Hong Son province burst the blooming sunflowers. A breathtaking drive westward from Chiang Mai.

Rainy season in Thailand but the passing clouds and mist on the Maerim-Samoeng mountain range make it even more atmospheric.

30 Jun 2016

Lao and Thai people share a deep love of eating green papaya and green mango - with countless ways and imaginations.

Som Tam in Thai, or Tam Som in Lao, for green papaya salad. Ma Muang or Mak Muang for mango.

Summer officially began in Thailand this week. The increasingly searing temperatures in the coming weeks lead us to think of Songkran that falls during mid April; when the very first rain usually occurs to cool down the heat.

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This is a blog site of life in the country and the community's cooperative online store for the best products from the region.  The site also aims to provide as a source of information for affiliated charity projects centered around nature and cultural conservation, and community-based developments and creativity.  

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