What should you do if you are only going to a city for one day and then flying out? I had no idea for Vientiane but my cousin Rebecca gave me a good idea – she’d been and spent the day on a textiles course. I asked her which one, she couldn’t exactly remember but googled and found Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women. Perfect. I emailed, booked myself in for a day’s visit and off I went.
I spent most of my day wandering around museums and markets. My plan was to head out of the old city of Chiang Mai and have a look around the Textiles Museum in the Old Cultural Centre. Unfortunately, after spending an hour and a half looking for it, stopping for my new favourite drink at a coffee shop called ‘3 way coffee love’, I found that it was shut so headed back into town for a visit to the Lanna Folklife Museum.