Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Fortnight or so of life, Pang Ma Pa, Thailand travel blog

Fortnight or so of life

A travel blog entry by paul

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I am in Chiang Rai right now.  I have just come from Mae Hong Son and Pangmapha where I left an Australian volunteer called Jim with Jaree and Dtuk. I will write a number of pages about my time away from home and my bizarre thoughts soon. ...

Songkran - Thai New Year, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Songkran - Thai New Year

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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 Happy Thai New Year!   And in Thailand, that means it's time for the largest national water battle on the planet.  For an entire week, just staying dry is a losing effort.  The Thais are armed with hoses, water guns, ...

The Slow Train to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Slow Train to Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... for (or at least fed). My sister, Diane, has a vet friend from Edmonton who is involved in a spaying/neutering project in Chiang Mai. Technology has certainly changed the face of travel here. A cell phone rang about every 15 minutes on our train ...

Doi Suthep- Part VIII: Buddha Day, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part VIII: Buddha Day

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Over 2,500 years ago, Buddha was born a prince, Siddhartha Gotama.  His mother died just a week after giving birth to the future exalted one.  Gotama was raised by his stepmother, who coincidentally was also his aunt and one of his father's ...

Good China, bad China, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Good China, bad China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... ://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49654 ASIA: China’s PR Problem Rears Head at Mekong Forum Analysis by Johanna Son* CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Dec 12 (IPS/TerraViva) - Powerful neighbour. A rising power. Old friend. Big, secretive investor. Big boy of ...

Off to the North, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Off to the North

A travel blog entry by dane

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Chiang Mai is the northern capital of Thailand. The guidebooks and all the travelers I've spoken to can't say enough good things about the city. The story is always the same: Bangkok sucks, head up to Chiang Mai. So we left Mae Sot excited to finally ...

December Photo Journal, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

December Photo Journal

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe '007. With much love from afar. Lisa 1. Meet Gabe Landes, my best farang friend in Chiang Mai. He's gone now, but for 2 months we had a lot of great adventures. 2-6. Hmong New Years Celebration. The Hmong are ...

Welcome to Chiang Mai Maggots!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Welcome to Chiang Mai Maggots!

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... here when not on treks in the surrounding mountains as the place did not appeal to me too much on arrival. The evening saw Chiang Mai's famous night market come alive and with it being Sunday was even bigger than usual with a large array of food stalls ...

Elephants and Elephants, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Elephants and Elephants

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... on her arm and leg and is on heavy wooden crutches but is not letting that spoil her travels which is great and impressive. Chiang Mai has lots of temples, many having huge elephants (stone) coming out of the walls all around the temple. The Wat ...

Loy Krathong Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Loy Krathong Festival

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... In other news: Take a read of my latest PNN co-produced articles: "The Can Do Bar, Turning Tricks into Fair Trade" as published in City Life Magazine in Chiang Mai Click Here and "Touched By the Keren" as published in TravelMag in the UK Click ...

Learning to cook Thai cuisine, Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Learning to cook Thai cuisine

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Today was spent learning to cook Thai cuisine at the original Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School. I happened to be walking past their office yesterday and since it was recommended in my guidebook I thought I might give it a go. I got picked up from my ...

Far from Traditional..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Far from Traditional...

A travel blog entry by onceinalifetime

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... we've seen all kinds of houses, from the most elaborate, to the simplest. Journeying this past weekend into the jungles of Chiang Mai, we spent two days and a nightlearning about the tribes who live on the mountain slopes, the spirits who dwell in ...

Want travel to Laos or remote Thailand with guide?, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Want travel to Laos or remote Thailand with guide?

A travel blog entry by paul

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... for their family and also so they could get an education. Both of them have spent most of their monkhood in Chiang Mai and they have gained University degrees from the Buddhist University there. Whilst at the Buddhist University they helped run Monk ...

Fight Night, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Fight Night

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... if there were a few moments were our shorts almost matched the brown colour of the river. Driving through flooded towns back to Chiang Mai we arrived tired, wet and dirty with the thought of a hot shower keeping us going to find a partial power cut ...

Long necks, Tigers and the old town, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Long necks, Tigers and the old town

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... like. I have trouble determining if I find this sad or not. After visiting the tribes we go to another controversial site in Chiang Mai, the Tiger Kingdom. We have read a lot about the attraction and decided to see for ourselves what it is all about. ...

Chiang Mai - Day 77, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai - Day 77

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Arrived in Chiang Mai at 10am this morning after a dodgy night sleep on the train. Only had around 6 hours sleep in the last 2 days, so feeling rather tired and hazy this morning. When I arrived at the station, arranged some accommodation at the Royal ...

Lucy's Birthday lasts 3 days......., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Lucy's Birthday lasts 3 days.......

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... 20pm and head to Starbucks to meet Stef & Fiona. Wait around till 9pm but they don't appear. The lads choose a bar nearer the G.H. "Chiang Mai Saloon" where we down 4 whiskey/coke buckets, 4 beers and 2 B52's each!! A random guy in the bar buys one of ...

Flowers, Butterflies, Snakes and walking..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Flowers, Butterflies, Snakes and walking...

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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It was an 8am start for breakfast this morning as we were being picked up at 9.30 for our trip. There was 14 of us in the group for the first day, which would be reduced to 7 for the last two days. We were the only English in the group, the rest were : ...

In the jungle, the mighty jungle..........AGAIN!!!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

In the jungle, the mighty jungle..........AGAIN!!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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This morning half the group left us as they were only on a one night trip, so it was just me, Lorna and the 5 Israelis left. They were a fun group and had some real interesting stories about life in Israel which was really enlightening. After a toast ...

Elephants. White Water, Bamboos and Footie!!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Elephants. White Water, Bamboos and Footie!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... blog though - maybe we can get it done in Bangkok. After the rafting we had a Pad Thai lunch by the river before heading back to Chiang Mai. We checked into the Summit Hotel because it was really cheap and we got a tv in the room. I think it used to be ...

Moving on, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Moving on

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... Cambodia, or Bolivia.... I decide to overland it to China through Laos and jump on an overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. I spend two days in Chiang Mai, instead of the planned one, mostly because I'm too hang overed to continue the ...

Longnecks and Black Teeth, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Longnecks and Black Teeth

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... for over a month now since we met in Laos so it was only appropriate to celebrate at a local bar...of which there are many in Chang Mai.  We made friends with the owners and had a great last night. Now on to the three-day trek.  I had pretty low ...

Chiang Mai (Jungle Trek) - Day 78-80, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai (Jungle Trek) - Day 78-80

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... for most of the day and by the time we reached the point where we needed to get off I was completely knackered. We returned to Chiang Mai in the afternoon and I was dropped off at the Royal guest house. In the evening we went to an all you can eat BBQ ...

Sawat-dee!!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Sawat-dee!!

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... train we've taken before, and for about 15 american dollars), and have been in Chiang Mai since Sunday morning. Chiang Mai is in the northern region of Thailand, and it is a lot different than Bangkok- a smaller city, but with a more cultural vibe--- tons ...

R & R, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

R & R

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... , and even Bangkok to an extent, I still felt like I needed some time to relax and refresh myself and just rest for a while. Enter Chiang Mai stage right. When I was there originally it was one of the places I felt most relaxed and I enjoyed it there so I ...

Visiting Wats, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Visiting Wats

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... two more of them: Wat Chiang Man and Wat Chedi Luang. It was a tough call.   Yesterday, I learned that the Chiang Mai Women's Prison runs an active spa, in which female prisoners offer traditional Thai full-body massage to visitors.  I ...

Something Red and Something Racey, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Something Red and Something Racey

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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I've always wanted something red and something racey. I tried red hair for awhile, but people started to ask if I was Irish, but clearly I'm not due to my intolerance for alcohol. As a child I wanted a red car, but my dad protested telling me it was ...

Scooters, Stray Dogs, and Squat Toilets, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Scooters, Stray Dogs, and Squat Toilets

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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Waiting at a traffic signal in Chiang Mai brings back memories of the sounds the engines make on Tomorrowland's Autopia ride at Disneyland, comparable to that of lawn mowers. Tons of motorbikes crowd the line ahead of a few cars and I choke on exhaust, as ...

Chiang Mai Cookery School, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai Cookery School

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... to travel to China from Southeast Asia then Chiang Mai is one of the best places to get your visa. The Chinese Consulate in Chiang Mai processes tourist visa's fairly quickly and it is also one of the cheapest places to get it done. It cost us 35 ...

Thailands culture capital, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thailands culture capital

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... Thailand. Its situated about 600km north of Bangkok and we chose to take the short flight to try and save travelling time. Chiang Mai is considerably smaller and less chaotic that Bangkok and seems much more relaxed. Most of the cities attractions can be ...

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