Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai, Thailand

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North Thailand road trip, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

North Thailand road trip

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... if they are reaching out of their graves. In all it has a very Gaudi feel to it. As we continue onwards we pass through Chiang Rai on our way to the border town Mae Sai. Here we find the border between Myanmar and Thailand. When we arrived the people ...

Cabbages and Condoms, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Cabbages and Condoms

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Chiang Rai 29th-31st ...

Dung Energy, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Dung Energy

A travel blog entry by paul

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... 20 kg of elephant dung per day. But that problem may not be around for much longer. Encouraged by their success, Chiang Rai MP Samart Kaewmeechai has secured funding to build 10 more digesters in the village from the Department of Local ...

Free Schools training in Fang, Fang, Thailand travel blog

Free Schools training in Fang

A travel blog entry by paul

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... of work can be done on computer at home. It adds to our costs a bit, but not too much as I can rent a cheap apartment in Chiang Rai and travel relatively cheaply. But, it means we won't get the income from renting out the house in Bangkok and that is a ...

Chiang Rai and extra pics, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Rai and extra pics

A travel blog entry by paul

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... you need to be prepared to be asked hundreds of times whether you would like a massage as you walk from the guesthouse. Outside of Chiang Rai town we stayed in some really nice huts that you can see in the photos.  They are next to a Huai ...

Week ending 24 Feb 2551, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Week ending 24 Feb 2551

A travel blog entry by paul

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... I am proud of, but seems it will help the school and help Alif. Once the baby is born and everyone is OK, we are moving to Chiang Rai to live. I work for a Thai NGO there. Work is very busy but good and with a few other bits and pieces on the side we ...

Akha Festival to celebrate new farming season, Baan Apa, Mae Yao, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Akha Festival to celebrate new farming season

A travel blog entry by paul

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... is to bring very bad luck. Recently most Akha villages have been converted to Christianity by missionaries, but Baan Apa near Chiang Rai is one of the few remaining Akha villages where the traditional beliefs and practices still take place. The ...

Day 95, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Day 95

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... we walked about 4km with our main back packs on to the new northern Chiang Mai bus station. From here we booked a ticket to Chiang Rai which is a smaller town even closer to the Northern borders with Laos and Burma. We had to hang around for a few hours ...

Day 97, Tha Ton, Thailand travel blog

Day 97

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... forgot to pick up my laundry from a place over the road as we hurried in to a tuk-tuk. I'd enjoyed my brief stay in Chiang Rai for sure. I'd had several football related conversations with a nice Dutch guy at our guest house - he had been there already ...

Week Fifteen - Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Week Fifteen - Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... massages. Book one day cookery course with the famous Chiang Mai Cookery School for 900 baht each for Wednesday. Much nicer than Chiang Rai. Have lunch in aptly named Good View Restaurant and watch the boats floating by. Get tuk-tuk to Airport Plaza Mall ...

Khun Gon, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Khun Gon

A travel blog entry by paul

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Khun Gon waterfall is about 15km South West of Chiang Rai town. I have seen it described as the biggest waterfall in Chiang Rai province but I have also seen another described as that, so???? I went there very quickly a few weeks ago. Once you park ...

Shiniest Wat in the world ever, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Shiniest Wat in the world ever

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... was even time to nip into the 7/11 (oh how we've missed them) and get a cheese and ham toastie. Excellent. The bus ride to Chiang Rai was only 2 hours, which after 10h/day for the last 2 days on boats was a doddle, even if the bus was rubbishy. The bus ...

New Year's Eve, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

New Year's Eve

A travel blog entry by dane

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... a lot of fun.  Lindsey and I don't party like most backpackers.  In fact, I hadn't had a beer since we got to Thailand.  So we decided to enjoy our night out.  We drank one of every Thai beer we could find.  We wandered around ...

Rural Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Rural Chiang Rai

A travel blog entry by dane

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... was more expensive than we had anticipated.  Prices were low in Chiang Mai because of competition and market saturation.  Chiang Rai doesn't have these problems and prices reflected that. So we decided just to spend a couple of days in the ...

Elephant Ride, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Elephant Ride

A travel blog entry by dane

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The Elephant Ride   We hadn't done much in Chiang Rai.  We were relaxing and enjoying the holidays.  One afternoon we visited the Hill Tribes Museum in town and saw a trek that looked pretty interesting.  It was a boat ride to a ...

Coming Home, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Coming Home

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... up on things we aren't sposed to eat but want. Roads are better here and we arrive after 2 hours 15 mins (54 baht - 90p) at Chiang Rai bus station. After some haggling we get a tuk tuk out of the city - north to the YMCA as it has a swimming pool and ...

3 Feb 2550 - arrival in Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

3 Feb 2550 - arrival in Chiang Rai

A travel blog entry by paul

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... 2550. 0830hr I am on the air conditioned bus to Chiang Rai. It costs 169 Baht and takes 3 and a half hours. I got to Chiang Rai and got somewhere to stay, developed some film and checked email, and otherwise I seemed to have achieved nothing today. I ...

4 Feb, about 2550 years after the death of Buddha, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

4 Feb, about 2550 years after the death of Buddha

A travel blog entry by paul

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... and less we will want to keep the house in Bangkok. It now seems unlikely that we will want to move back there after coming to Chiang Rai or that Kanchana will want the kids to live in Bangkok. Perhaps we will just keep the Bangkok house for a year or ...

Christmas, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Christmas

A travel blog entry by dane

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... gave us stockings as going away presents.  So we had the basic ingredients for the holidays.  The night market in Chiang Mai was very useful because we stumbled across DVD stands that sold region free movies for $2.50 each.  We were even ...

Motorbike Trip in Northern Thailand, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand travel blog

Motorbike Trip in Northern Thailand

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... of Thailand, Myanmar, and Loas and a region made famous for illicit opium and heroin production. Heading further south brought us to Chiang Rai and without a doubt, one of the most fascinating "art projects" I've ever seen; the White Temple.  Check ...

Day 96, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Day 96

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... web cam. The odds were hopelessly in the Aussie's favour again but I still wanted to see. I gave up on it and walked around Chiang Rai looking for something else to do. I headed for a temple that I'd read about in the lonely planet - it was actually ...

Trip to Chiang Rai to find a house and look at sch, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Trip to Chiang Rai to find a house and look at sch

A travel blog entry by paul

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... school we visited, the kids could walk or ride bikes. The second school, they could perhaps ride bikes. We'll be living with Chiang Rai town which I didn't want, but the house is really nice and so I think it will be good. Anyway see the pics ...

A Few Days in the North, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

A Few Days in the North

A travel blog entry by dane

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We needed to leave the country again (every 90 days), so we decided to fly to Chiang Rai and travel to Burma by motorbike.  It's only about 60kms to the border by highway, but we took the scenic route.  But that's the next entry.  This ...

Temples and Tribes, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Temples and Tribes

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... in womens cloths masqurading as a bus stewardess- men dressing as women is something we've seen quite often in Thailand). For the first couple of nights in Chiang Rai we stayed at the Baan Bua Guesthouse in a very small room with a bathroom that was ...

A different perspective for you, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

A different perspective for you

A travel blog entry by paul

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I like the essay that is on the following link: http://www.hilltribe.org/videos/07-video-english-rangerover.php/small It explains really well what local people may think about tourists. And also commercials that are often taken for granted ...

Working in Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Working in Chiang Rai

A travel blog entry by paul

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I just spent almost two months in Chiang Rai working for Mirror Foundation. Actually I worked 45 days straight (long days) without a day off - but who is counting. What did I do while I was there???? Before I forget most of it, I will tell you. ...

On Meeting With the Village People, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

On Meeting With the Village People

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... of bamboo reeds and dried, weaved elephant grass. Eva and I went to visit them the other day. Chiang Rai is a small town in the extreme north of Thailand, very close to the Golden Triangle area where Thailand meets Laos and Myanmar/Burma (depending on ...

Chiang Rai - Thailand Final Thoughts, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Rai - Thailand Final Thoughts

A travel blog entry by faff

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Chiang Rai was just an over night on our way to Chiang Khong and the Laos border. Some of the eateries seem a bit more upmarket than other towns. There is a decent night market. This is our last night in Thailand on this trip: Thailand Summary ...

Volunteers to Chiang Rai and back, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Volunteers to Chiang Rai and back

A travel blog entry by paul

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... . We also visited Wat Phra Keow (same name as the one in Bangkok). Wat Phra Keow is a beautiful old temple in central Chiang Rai that was actually a forest temple before the town existed here. In this temple, about 600 years ago a lightening strike hit ...

A Stroll Around Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

A Stroll Around Chiang Rai

A travel blog entry by dane

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... We got lost down dirt roads, chased by stray dogs, found a cool bodhi tree, and finally made our way to the river.  Chiang Rai has a very nice park on the banks of the river.  When we first approached I assumed it was a country club or ...

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