Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Loi Kratong Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Loi Kratong Festival

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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We are fortunate to arrive in Chaing Mai at Loi Kratong festival when the Thai's honour the water spirits for, amongst other things, the drinking water and irrigation received the previous year. The name Loi Kratong literally means 'floating lotus ...

Thai Cooking In A Pink Apron, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thai Cooking In A Pink Apron

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... stabbed by the pen if I get too close probably is. DH continues with War and Peace- backpacker style. Today required a quick pack for Chiang Mai leaving two bags (filled with beachy type stuff) behind in storage to be picked up by us end of January as we ...

Week Sixteen - Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son Loop, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Week Sixteen - Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son Loop

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... for tomorrow. Phone North Wheels who say they are sending out engineer and new car and will arrive at 10pm from Chiang Mai. Wander into town, v bohemian, full of backpackers and bars and restaurants to suit backpackers. Nicola impressed, Peter not. ...

Another border crossing? Ooh yes please..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Another border crossing? Ooh yes please...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... enough seats for everyone- we were in shock). Maybe Thailand does have some compensations. We spent a very comfortable day in Chiang Mai, enjoying the availability of commerial goods, such as toothpaste that doesn't taste salty. That night we jumped on ...

Cooking Class, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Cooking Class

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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One of the fun things we did here is take an all day "Learn to cook like a Thai" class. Since 1995 Tub Tim (he was not at the class) and his family have been teaching traditional Thai cooking from their teak wood house. You start out the morning with ...

9 Feb 2550 and after, To Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

9 Feb 2550 and after

A travel blog entry by paul

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... the people at Mirror Art and in the Hill Tribes. 5 star resorts, although they have their place, can never compete with that. From Chiang Mai I got back to Bangkok. I had to fly as there were no train seats available and I don't think my back would ...

13 Signs you've been living in Thailand  too long, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

13 Signs you've been living in Thailand too long

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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1. You get overly excited for 2-ply toilet paper in a neighboring, lesser developed, communist country.   2. You forget it is socially unacceptable to pick you nose amongst other white people.   3. You cannot remember the last time ...

Chiang Mai (Kim), Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai (Kim)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... " and "amazingly" we were just in time for the arrival of an entire cricket team from Cheltenham, who were arriving into Chiang Mai for a cricket tournament. Rob and Stephen got all over excited, until we worked out that we would have left Chiang Mai by ...

Day 92, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Day 92

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Today was day one of a three day trek in Chiang Mai province. We were picked up early and the van went round the guesthouses picking up the other people in our group. The group was ten people - 2 Dutch couples, 3 Australian lads, 1 Japanese lad and a ...

Thailand - Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thailand - Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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With Verdi blowing chunks for most of the night, we awoke having had very little sleep - perfect for the forthcoming flight to Chiang Mai. That rough, groggy feeling was to become the theme for the rest of the day.   We had planned to go to the ...

Chatting and Cooking, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chatting and Cooking

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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... to politely say no thankyou and then fight our way out of the shop through the locked doors!! The only other highlight of Chiang Mai was cookery classses (i know Kerry cooking). We went on a course run by the Gaps house guesthouse and learnt to cook 6 ...

Arrival in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Arrival in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... !  It made the 17-hour flight seem....well...like 17 hours, but much more pleasant than expected.  After a quick connection to Chiang Mai and a red truck taxi ride, I was at my guesthouse a little after 9:30 pm, Thailand time. I'll be here ...

Wat Umong, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Wat Umong

A travel blog entry by dane

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... wat, but this one was at least different from most.  It was set in the midst of a forest and although in the heart of Chiang Mai, it seemed very far from the city and a life of modernity.  It was a pleasant stroll and we captured a few cool ...

New Thoughts on Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

New Thoughts on Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by paul

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... everything you could want and is central to much of Northern Thailand. My only bit of advice would be to use Chiang Mai as a base to explore Northern Thailand, but don't use it as your experience of Northern Thailand; as there is much more to see and ...

Robbed!, Near Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Robbed!

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... through, the lady is quite helpful and, amazingly, our replacement cheques are ready for us to pick up. The whole exercise only takes about three hours. This leaves us with most of the afternoon to kill in Chiang Mai, not exactly our favourite ...

Cooking, farming and meditation northern Thailand!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Cooking, farming and meditation northern Thailand!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... ; It really did look like something out of a sci fi movie and thats how i like to remember it.  Another bonus was the Chiang Mai airport....a perfect view of the runway so during the day and night, mainly because we were awake for so much of it! you ...

Heading North, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... . Up to the room again, freshen up, pack suitcase, hop in cab, AirAsia to CMX, and there we are, in Chiang Mai, the old capital of Thailand. From the air you see the jungle and the mountains flatten out to the valley that houses this historical city. As ...

The University and Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The University and Wat Phra Singh

A travel blog entry by dane

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... are usually quite pretty and you can wander around and not spend any money.  So we decided to head over to Chiang Mai U. The university is about 3 kms from the city center, so we caught a tuk-tuk.  He dropped us off right in the ...

Is There Ever Too Much of a Good Thing?, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Is There Ever Too Much of a Good Thing?

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... I tried their respective cuisines and I was duly impressed, as well. When I heard about Thai cooking classes being offered here in Chiang Mai I signed up right away. The travel agent that booked the class for me said to come with an empty stomach and ...

I cook you long time, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

I cook you long time

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... book with all 36 of the dishes included so we can try them out on you when we get home. The last thing we did in Chiang Mai was to buy a road map of the surrounding area and hire a motorbike for the day. I had heard about a 100km loop out ...

On tuk tuks and tourist scams, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

On tuk tuks and tourist scams

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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After spending several hot and smoggy in Bangkok, we decided to venture to locations north. Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand but it is worlds away from Bangkok. Not quite provincial (although there are some areas that feel as such) and ...

Trekking North, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Trekking North

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... longer trips out of the old city. I've run into a great community of ex-pats here - a lot of Americans are moving to Chiang Mai, and I can completely understand why between the quality of life and cost of living.  On my last day at Doi Suthep, I ...

Lovely North Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Lovely North Thailand

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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Everything Bangkok is, Chiang Mai is not. Thank Buddha!! That's what they say around here instead of Thank God, O my God, etc. It's pretty cute. CM is a great place, very easy city to get around walking or by tuk tuk and much much more pleasant than ...

The Festival and Lanterns of Yi Peng, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Festival and Lanterns of Yi Peng

A travel blog entry by dane

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... to Doi Suthep and see the temple and get stunning views along the way.  It's much better than taking a tour.  And Chiang Mai is a great walking city, especially at night.  The night market is cool too.  It's clear why travelers prefer ...

Missing Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Missing Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by dane

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I forgot to post these photos from Chiang Mai.  These are from the same day as the trip into the mountains, and I meant to post them separately.  So here they ...

The Yin and Yang of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Yin and Yang of Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... Mai have been a veritable mendicant's bowl overflowing with stimuli from fighting, to flowers to philosophizing. Tomorrow I plan to take up another of Chiang Mai's entertainment offerings and get out of town and onto an elephant. Cheers! ...

Jungle Trek, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... to get a few hours sleep. The morning breakfast consisted of eggs and toast (we have had eggs every morning since arriving in Thailand) Today was to be a full day of walking through the jungle. It was a harder walk than yesterday but rewarding all the ...

It's the King's B-Day!!!!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

It's the King's B-Day!!!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... . The plan today was to rent a scooter bike and go up a small mountain outside of town to see the supposedly best temple around Chiang Mai (we've been told many times that you haven't visited Chiang Mai until you've been to Doi Suthep, the temple). But ...

Day 94, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Day 94

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... of us ended up in the shallow water as a result. An hour or so later we were drying off and enjoying ice-creams. Back in Chiang Mai we had to find some accommodation and found a really cheap place run by an old English guy and an old Thai wife. In ...

Week in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Week in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by paul

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... . Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." Mahatma Gandhi Here are some pictures from a quick trip to Chiang Mai. Maybe I will write story later. OK. To cut a long story short - Adam, Caitlin and their ...

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