Travel Blogs from Lampang, Thailand

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A Sad Farewell, Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

A Sad Farewell

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Hello friends and family. Some of you have already heard and for those of you who haven't, I'll try to break the news lightly. After four months of exciting travel through Turkey, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and Cambodia, John and I have decided that it's ...

"Thai Elephant Conservation Center"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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At one time in Thai society, elephants were war machines, logging trucks and work companions. The automobile has rendered the elephant jobless and orphaned in the modern world. The "Thai Elephant Conservation Center" attempts to remedy this by promoting ...

Elephants, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Elephants

A travel blog entry by eric

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... from three days in the jungle training to be a mahout, an elephant handler.  The program is available at Thailand's National Elephant Institute.  It's sponsored by the government and promotes the preservation of wild elephants. We took the ...

Ladyboys, Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Ladyboys

A travel blog entry by easties

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... ibuprofen but for good measure added the "herbal cure" recommended by out local tour guide from one of the tribes in northern Thailand - my what a pong! Now it's the cripple leading the blind. Some talking point on the tour - I think they are ...

My Elephant and Me (by Erin), Lampang, Thailand travel blog

My Elephant and Me (by Erin)

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... much all there were, since they were so clumsy) they took them off to fry them up for a tasty snack.  Welcome to Thailand.  This is when we knew there really wouldn't be another experience quite like this one.  After all the work we'd ...

Mahout Suit (by Travis), Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Mahout Suit (by Travis)

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... Center is a much bigger operation than I first thought.  They house 70 elephants and have a range of operations throughout Thailand, including elephant rescue teams and an elephant hospital.  They even house 7 royal white elephants, all of which ...

Climb any mountain, Lampong, Thailand travel blog

Climb any mountain

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Whilst Tilly catered to her culinary desires on her two day cookery course, Wayne however decided to head South in search of more manly pursuits. Wayne had booked a two day climbing trip taking him to one of the national parks 150km South of Chang Mai. ...

Night in Wienglakor, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Night in Wienglakor

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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After we left the Kiln we had quite a drive through the countryside of Thailand. Nok provided some entertainment on the bus. Someone from a previous tour had sent Nok a copy of The King and I. The Thai government has deemed that the movie is an ...

Lampang, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Lampang

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... saying that it doesn't take much with my skin!!!! Paul's already nicely tanned and I'm just rouge!!!! Anyway Lampang! Apparently this is the only place in Thailand now where you can take rides around the town in horse and carriage!! And as we are now ...

Chang Mai, Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chang Mai

A travel blog entry by gemmatthews

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Hello! Hope your all fine- thanks for all your emails! Love hearing about all your news! Have just returned to Bankgok after an amazing trip to Chang Mai. We had to get there on the over night train which was quite an experience! As soon as we got ...

Yummy Thai food!, Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Yummy Thai food!

A travel blog entry by carly

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Arrived in Chang Mai yesterday early morning (about 5.30am) and managed to see all he monks out for morning alms which is where they accept food offerings from the locals. We hen checked into our hostel and went back to sleep as we had struggled on the ...

Elephants up close, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Elephants up close

A travel blog entry by garyjheath

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... distant hilltops, with orderly lines of rice paddies in front and the occasional smiling Thai whizzing by on their moped. I can see why Thailand is called the land of the smiles. A real treat in the evening - traditional Thai food with the family playing ...

to chang mai, Chang mai, Thailand travel blog

to chang mai

A travel blog entry by jordanblair100

i arrived here via malaysia; melaka, kuala lumpur, penang, pangkor, langkawi thaliand; hat yai, hua hin, bangkok, kanchanaburi, ...

My life as an English Teacher, WiangPaPao and Mae Kachan, Thailand travel blog

My life as an English Teacher

A travel blog entry by whereisamber

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... students are all very curious about American culture, but are equally as interested in my perception of Thai culture. They question why I am in Thailand, what I think of their country, their food, their songs, and of them. It's a sure ego-boost to be in a ...

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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Hello everyone, Concerning Maija's last entry, 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 ...

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 ...

Journey to Chang Mai, Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Journey to Chang Mai

A travel blog entry by treacle16

We boarded the train from Bangkok and arrived in Chang Mai 13 hours later and the Thai trains are far better than the ones on Vietnam. We were picked up by thongsaw trucks and transferred to our hotel which was nice with a pool. We freshened up and ...

Chain Mai day 2, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chain Mai day 2

A travel blog entry by revamped

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... get an hour foot massage for $4.00 or the unbelievable morning, day and night markets and or the beautiful landscapes...there are absolutely no words which can describe Thailand however I recommend that everyone comes here at least once in there life ...

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

Wat wat wat wat....!

A travel blog entry by halfeatenapple

... , where i will return to bangkok on the year of my 30th with a mate, anyone fancy it and for 2 months will tour around thailand, laos, vitenam and cambodia, cos i ain't seen them yet... then i can get myslef watted out! hooray... anyhow, i digress, back ...

Goodbye Khun Chae, Khun Chae National Park, Chaigrai Province, Thailand travel blog

Goodbye Khun Chae

A travel blog entry by whereisamber

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... most un-celebratory, as we were to soon learn. Many of the other teachers prepared some of the traditional dishes from Northern Thailand. Minced spicy pork, grilled beef, tom-kha-kai soup with chicken, spicy basil beef, and a myriad of spicy sauces ...

Last Minute Stop in Lampang, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Last Minute Stop in Lampang

A travel blog entry by cmpolk

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... to the day. Tuesday morning we explored town and found ourselves eating breakfast at the smoked duck restaurant again. We grabbed a taxi to the station to catch the 12:30 train. Wait, it's Thailand, so we didn't leave until 2:30. Next stop: Chiang ...

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

A Month in Thailand - in Pictures!

A travel blog entry by whereisamber

Here you go, the month in review, with lots-o-pictures! Some early shots of Mr. Chao and his cute, little boy Fok. One with Chris and Fok too. Beautiful waterfalls at Doi Inthanon National Park (where Chris is volunteering). A ...

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

Hill Trek Hell!

A travel blog entry by cazness

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... soaking wet. Out with the rest of the group 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 ...

Oh my Budda!, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Oh my Budda!

A travel blog entry by feelinfrosty

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Oh my budda! I haaaaaaaaaate snakes. Today I met the people who will be trekking through Northern Thailand with me. 2 awesome Aussies (sparkies- Nick and Nathan) from Brizzy, my 2nd room mate (Kristie - from Alberta Canada!!), and our guide Seksun. ...

Forging a New Path, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Forging a New Path

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... Lampang. For the price and twice the time we finally made it to the town at about 4pm. I guess the novelty is waning. Lampang is a cute little town full of old Thai-style teak houses along the water sprinkled with wats. We managed to walk to one ...

Elephants and more, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Elephants and more

A travel blog entry by sarahs_travels

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... over  hell/pergatory to make it to heaven. After that we made it to Chaing Rai, the northern most city in Thailand.  The accomadations here are much more rustic, which doesn't bother me I thought I was being spoiled anyways. We'll spend ...

What a tool...., Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

What a tool....

A travel blog entry by halfeatenapple

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Never guess what, just come back to check my emails to see if the peeps on the bus i was on last night had got in touch, and hooray they have with an email saying.... and i quote 'we are staying here tonight, good bar, so please come and join us for a ...

Chang Mai, Day 5, Chaing Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chang Mai, Day 5

A travel blog entry by sicoya

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"Wow!" What a busy day! I went riding on an elephant on a jungle trail. Sometimes I felt like the elephant would fall and I would topple off the cliffs. Then I went river rafting on a bamboo raft. It was fun. Then I hiked to a waterfall and swam in ...

Mahout School, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Mahout School

A travel blog entry by ellie.willitts

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Laura loved the elephant centre so much she decided to write this one! We set off from Koh Phi Phi to Chiang Mai, and a few hours later we arrived at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre. We had decided to do the three day home stay, where you learn ...

Loving Lampang, Lampang, Thailand travel blog

Loving Lampang

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... could not deal with the problems of dwindling numbers of wild elephants and the ongoing mistreatment of their captive cousins across Thailand and South-East Asia. Having been bowled over by the strange allure of these animals, we considered diving in and ...

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