Travel Blogs from Chaing Mai, Thailand

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Crazy Ladies and Overtaking Elephants!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Crazy Ladies and Overtaking Elephants!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... paper! There is also a lot of slash and burn this time of year where they set the hillsides alight in "controlled" fires. That said Chaing Mai is a nice city and the old town is surrounded my a moat and was once a walled city so in some places there are ...

The Best Hour of the Day, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Best Hour of the Day

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... Thai capital before the Burmese crashed thier party back in the 1700s. Lots of old ruins there, and more big Buddhas. Then onto Chaing Mai, where we are now. We took an overnight train ride north from Bangkok, a quick tuk tuk ride and again found ...

Trekking in Chaing Mai, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Trekking in Chaing Mai

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... elephant down but the incident, from start to finish lasted about 30 - 40 seconds. After elephant riding we returned to Chaing Mai and booked into a decent looking hotel. 'What about that free massage we're supposed to be getting?' questioned ...

Chaing Mai, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chaing Mai

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... pride for their country, land, and king...speaking of the beauty surrounding them, their giving budist beliefs and the importance of family. Chaing Mai is incredibly clean for a city going through quite a growing spurt, making it's way to a large urban ...

Elephants and Cider!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Elephants and Cider!

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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... met up with my new travel buddies for the next month we all headed north through the Thai countryside on the night train to Chaing Mai. Although we had beds the movement of the train was similar to a washing machine on a spin cycle so very little sleep ...

Thai Cooking Classes, Parades, and Shopping, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thai Cooking Classes, Parades, and Shopping

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Eating eating and more eating.. The day started at the Thai market buying herbs, spices, vegatables, fruit, seafood - you name it - to complete our ingrediant list for class. We sat on the floor of a Thai home, grinding our herbs and spices into curry ...

Temple in the Mountains, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Temple in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... staircase. The temple itself was covered by gold, surrounded by countless buddas, ornate wood carvings and a myjestic view over all of Chaing Mai. Clear skies, 85 degrees, beautiful to wander around, it was a great way to end our morning in Chaing Mai ...

Sawasdee Bi Mai! or Happy Thai New Year!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Sawasdee Bi Mai! or Happy Thai New Year!

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... toll as people have accidents through drink driving, no helmets and lack of experience (there are 12 million motorbikes in Thailand but only 6 million licences) as well as drowning and other water realted incidents. Strangely we also found out that ...

Lighting Balloons on Fire - For Fun!  Loy Krathong, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Lighting Balloons on Fire - For Fun! Loy Krathong

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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So, as I explained the Loy Krathong festival in the earlier posting, it is a festival celebrated once a year to 'cleanse' the soul and bring good fortune for the coming year. Besides the Krathongs, (floating flowers and candles on the river) they have ...

Chiang Mai, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by traciehowe

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I arrived in the northern city of Chaing Mai at about 7am. I wasn't very tired considering my lack of sleep on the cold bus. I wandered until i found a nice little hotel for about $7 a night. I got lost the first day, but found my way the 2nd day. I met a ...

No Wet No Fun - Elephant Riding and Bamboo Rafting, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

No Wet No Fun - Elephant Riding and Bamboo Rafting

A travel blog entry by atollafield

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... at the hotel we went for dinner. Faith and i then spent a good few hours working our way through the night bazar in Chaing Mai, a huge market that covers the surrounding streets at night. I am getting quite good at bartering and my thai is improving. I ...

Travel Times, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Travel Times

A travel blog entry by keninthailand

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... only cost me 250B ($6.25) for an hour! I kicked around for a while, and got the book "the Beach," which is set in Thailand from a backpacker's point of view. Pretty good so far, and made me get all fired up about being here again! When the time ...

CHAING MAI, CHAING MAI, Thailand travel blog

CHAING MAI

A travel blog entry by judith.boudreau

... was misery. The next day in the hotel wracked with pain wasn't much better. But...once we actually started to explore Chang Mai, northern Thailand, we had a blast. "The new city" is really a 700 yr old walled city. Much of the wall is destroyed but ...

Long Time No Speak, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Long Time No Speak

A travel blog entry by ruthcape

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... guest house has offered to teach us how to make 'som-tum' and 'pad-thai' (two of my favourite thai dishes :-)). I'm leaving Chaing Mai on Monday, heading down to nakon sawan to stay the night at another pair's project (Nici and Clare) and then will be ...

Thai Cooking, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thai Cooking

A travel blog entry by tpietruszka

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July 8 - July 11, 2006 Cooking School So, as many of you know, Todd and I came to Chiang Mai during our honeymoon to Thailand. We loved it so much we had to come back but this time our sole purpose was to learn some Thai Cooking (oh, and Todd's ...

The Northern Quarter, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Northern Quarter

A travel blog entry by robjones1981

... and the magazine and duty free shopping were quite limited(there's one up for good old thomsons).  The views however coming into Chaing Mai airport were something else.. Chaing mai is an hours flight north of Bangkok and as its at higher altitude the ...

The Land of Learning, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Land of Learning

A travel blog entry by canucktravel

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... soi. It's great to rent a bicycle and slowly work your way around the hidden corners. As far as things to do, Chiang Mai is a fantastic place to visit if you want to learn. Here one can take courses in cooking, language, massage, meditation and more ...

Lopburi to Chaing Mai(ja), Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Lopburi to Chaing Mai(ja)

A travel blog entry by mande

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... , I did NOT hurt myself with a Tuk-tuk. Maija's was making a joke. Ha ha, very funny. Made our way to Chaing Mai via Phitsanulok this morning. Took bus to Sukhothai Historical Park yesterday and rode bikes around the ruins. We are expanding our ...

An Amalgam, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

An Amalgam

A travel blog entry by laurenl

... and quickest way to get around Bangkok so you better believe that's how I did it. Once outside of Bangkok, especially in Chaing Mai, I have discovered the sangthaew. This is the Thai variation on the taxi. The people at the park refer to them as ...

Same Same, but different, Chaing mai, Thailand travel blog

Same Same, but different

A travel blog entry by camo

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Back in Chaing Mai.  Back at Malak Guest House.  In the room 301 next to 302 where I stayed before returning to the monastry.  But what a journey it's been between the 2. Sitting here in the rooftop garden, i feel calm, gentle, ...

How many Kronards can an elephant dump?, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

How many Kronards can an elephant dump?

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

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... sleeping on the way there. We were however greeted with a tonne truck with two bench seats on either side. These are what Thailand uses for taxis, called a Sawngthaew and they can comfortably seat 8 adults. We were 11 people on this trip, and I was ...

detox didnt go entirely to plan, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

detox didnt go entirely to plan

A travel blog entry by robertcaraher

well there, Detox didnt work out as planned. got a flight up took it easy the first night cups of tea and an early bed. The next day i started my 5 day thai cooking class, thats right the bard is becoming a culinary genius, some might say ...

Chain Mai day 2, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chain Mai day 2

A travel blog entry by revamped

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... first bamboo submarine... Of course the day would not be complete unless we did some more shopping, once we made our way back to Chaing Mai we had to go back to the night market where we had another successful night. Jamie bought two pairs of shoes, ...

Wat wat wat wat....!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Wat wat wat wat....!

A travel blog entry by halfeatenapple

Helloa, I'm up in't north in a place they named Chaing Mai and it's pretty hot here, very unlike our north! Do you know what since i have been in the land of thai i haven't visited a wat... i have seen wat's (temple) but have not visited one wat! ...

A Month in Thailand - in Pictures!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

A Month in Thailand - in Pictures!

A travel blog entry by whereisamber

... with Chris and Fok too. Beautiful waterfalls at Doi Inthanon National Park (where Chris is volunteering). A happenin' night in Chiang Mai...having drinks at the gutted-out VW bus. But, believe it or not, these bartenders still drive this thing ...

Its only been a week!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Its only been a week!

A travel blog entry by izzyanderson

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... them. Mainly we sat around and drank! didnt want to go all out at the start! On saturday we travelled on the night bus to Chaing Mai, didnt sleep much at all, but very cheap! Monday to Wednesday we did a three day trek to the north of Chaing Mai. ...

Chaing Mai, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chaing Mai

A travel blog entry by odomseyes

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Arrived Chaing Mai and found a B&B to crash for the night. After strolling the streets nearby and finding a Singha beer or two we decided to go on a 4 night Thai Jungle hike. We stayed at different Thai indian villages each night, rode an elephant one ...

ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch Chaing Mai, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch Chaing Mai

A travel blog entry by allworthy

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... did some Oasis karaoke, which is always a winner for british lads. Weve found some Thai boxing on tonight (friday), its Bangkok versus Chaing Mai. Nine fights of pure uber violence, with elbows and knees to the face and who knows what other tricks, sounds ...

chin-chin chang-chang, Chaing mai, Thailand travel blog

chin-chin chang-chang

A travel blog entry by camo

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... as craft. I guess it's the same the world over, Chinese manufactured goods are exported and consumed everywhere, so I shouldn't expect Chaing Mai to be any different - maybe just realise that Farangs aren't all stupid. My week included "The Worst ...

Hill Trek Hell!, North of Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Hill Trek Hell!

A travel blog entry by cazness

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... tonight, celebrating the fact we made it back!! Off to the South of thailand tomorrow to chill out on the beaches of stunning islands. Praying for sunshine as monsoon season is due to end tomorrow. Hope you are all well. Bye from Chaing Mai ...

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