Kemawan Arechewapanich in Chiang Mai finds it difficult to get together when there are no customers.
Following the sharp economic downturn triggered by the 2020 pandemic, hopes were high that Thailand’s economy would recover in 2021.
But when the country was hit by another corona wave in April, it hit the economy hard and the important tourism industry has a long way to go to normal visitor levels.
“It’s so depressing. I do not know how to explain this feeling. ”, Says the 62-year-old Kemawan who is now cooking in a temple that she sells to visitors to try to make some money.