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What we did today, Sunday - June 30, 2013

Another busy day, we watched an elephant show, played with elephants, rode elephants, rode in ox carts, floated down a river on bamboo rafts, and ate bugs at the Ratchadamnoen Street - The Walking Street Market in Chiang Mai.

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Chef Rishi being hugged and kissed by an elephant.

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Logan discovers friends from JWU Hospitality Study Abroad at Sunday Street Market in Chiang Mai.

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All the bugs were fried. From my “tasting journal”:

the grasshoppers = salty shredded wheat

the giant water bug (cockroach) = grilled chicken. It was rather chewy; I discovered afterwards that the wings and legs should be removed before eating.

the silkworms = well-aged cheese

the crickets = salty shrimp

the bamboo worms = woody, not salty

the whirly bugs (the black bug on all our tongues) = crispy, salty cow manure…. yum!…. No really, it was the worst.

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Chef Tan and Jonathan eating silkworms.

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