Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai, Thailand

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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 ...

The Ring of Fire, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Ring of Fire

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... night market, haggled and battered at close quarters and are now the proud owners of an ethnic wardrobe. Sunday 7th March In Chiang Mai you are never short of cheap food, transport or massage. Having never had the benefit of a professional back ...

Jungle Bells (CONTAINS VIDEO), Near Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jungle Bells (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... . We have two German couples, a Dutch couple and an Australian girl, all very sociable and good company. We drive out of Chiang Mai and into the hills, during which time we all chat in the back about travelling and our Thai experiences. About an ...

Giving Thanks for Life Abroad, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Giving Thanks for Life Abroad

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... . The only globalization I like is the kind that deals with cuisine. I'm thankful for the Italian, Greek, and Mexican restaurants in Thailand - all of which i've eaten at in the past week. Thai people have a serious case of vertigo - or at least ...

Experiences in the Jungle, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Experiences in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... got a little wet (or, at least made sure you did!). After our excursion, many of our group visited the Night Market in Chiang Mai to get a massage. A full body massage is a bargain at less than $10 per hour. In Thai massage, the masseur uses his/her ...

Train Trip to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Train Trip to Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... ... and I'm currently contemplating spending more time in this city after my 2 months through China... I'm writing this on arrival in Chiang Mai so I'm a bit worse for wear. It is a public holiday today so most places of interest are closed. The ...

Krabi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Krabi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by borthscouse

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... …Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. How’s that for culture? Elephant Trekking and White Water Rafting Chiang Mai is the most popular place in Thailand to embark upon these two ‘bucket list’ activities. Contrary to what you might think, I ...

In Thailand: TESOL course and Alex visits, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, Thailand travel blog

In Thailand: TESOL course and Alex visits

A travel blog entry by paul

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... . The following week, Alex and I headed up North to Chiang Mai, staying with Tim (a friend of mine) and exploring Chiang Mai (particularly the night markets). We quickly caught up with my friends Phra Boun Savat, Boun Thavee and Dan - all of which ...

Merry Christmas - pass the rat, please, Near Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Merry Christmas - pass the rat, please

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... as Christmas, even though it is damn cold in the early morning. Waking up in a tiny hill tribe village in remote northern Thailand is a far cry from holly, mistletoe and gifts beneath the Christmas tree with family and friends. For the last six years our ...

Coffee... On a slippery slope in Thailand., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Coffee... On a slippery slope in Thailand.

A travel blog entry by mette

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... return again for a longer period of time to Thailand. As soon as I fire off this pod I'm heading south Sukhothai which is halfway between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. A 5 hour bus ride. Being tanked up on coffee I seriously hope there is a loo on the ...

Loy Krathong - Yi Peng, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Loy Krathong - Yi Peng

A travel blog entry by dane

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... and skies are ablaze.  We'd seen some photos and videos and it looked unreal.  So we decided last year that we'd go to Chiang Mai next for the festival in 2008. We took a few days off, booked a nice room for too much money ($45) and bought ...

Like birds in the sky, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Like birds in the sky

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... . Here the extra jacket comes in handy. We first fly towards the town over the little villages and newly developed communities surrounding Chiang Mai. Then we turn around to the south as we cannot get too close to the town and the commercial airport. To ...

Jungle Trek, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by hils

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... , because everyone has been recommending I see it. On Monday night I caught the overnight sleeper train up to Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand. I met a tour group and joined them drinking vodka and red bull until the wee small hours. On Tuesday I ...

Hi ho, a trekking we shall go!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Hi ho, a trekking we shall go!

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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It took 12 hours on an over night train to get to Chiang Mai. As soon as we got to our guest house at 8am we were already being sold a 3 day trek starting the very next day! So we decided to waste no time and booked our selves in for a bit of adventure in ...

2 Jan 2550 - to Chaing Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

2 Jan 2550 - to Chaing Mai

A travel blog entry by paul

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... just as rude, or by becoming greedy or by being very fake. It will be nice to leave here and get back to Thailand. More thoughts on Chiang Mai - thinking back to when I first came here (maybe about 6 years ago) I already felt at that time that Chiang ...

Leaving Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Leaving Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... take a single shot, deciding I didn't want to add to the feeding frenzy. I caught an early afternoon flight and landed in Chiang Mai an hour later.  The weather was sweltering as usual, and I quickly checked into the Awana Guest House and changed ...

Jungle Fever, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jungle Fever

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... him in Ayuthaya, and now here - get the feeling I might see him again! The mosquito's have also greeted my arrival - Chiang Mai is particularily bad, maybe because of all the water, and I'm losing this battle - despite spraying chemical after chemical ...

Zoo Visit, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Zoo Visit

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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As most of you know we love zoos, so we made a trip to the city's zoo. Since they (Thai Government) are not concerned about legal issues (like back in the States) you can get very close to the animals. This allows for some great pictures even though ...

I spent today playing with tigers, yep!, Mae Rim, Thailand travel blog

I spent today playing with tigers, yep!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Today I spent the day at Tiger Kingdom in Mae Rim, its close to the Four Seasons and a little like it!  I'm not used to seeing animal parks with five star bathrooms, and I was pleasantly surprised!  It was only B300 ($9-ish US) to spend a half ...

First Day Out in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

First Day Out in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by dane

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... some child who had the same date of birth and date of death.  I thought about strolling by the maternity ward at the Chiang Mai hospital and giving them some pointers on hygiene and baby CPR.  But time didn't permit.  So we just strolled ...

Sawaat di kaa everyone!!! well we have just ..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Sawaat di kaa everyone!!! well we have just ...

A travel blog entry by worldismycanvas

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... do it again, knowing what it is like but I thought because we were beginners they would be easy on us...not the way in Thailand....We slept on floors in thatched roof huts with no mattresses just with a very thin mat and a blanket and cement like square ...

Friendly People, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Friendly People

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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Chiang Mai is a lovely town in the North of Thailand with a temple high up in the clouds on a mountain top. As we reached the top of this wonder, I realized that I had forgotten the camera (but not the hats). I am hoping that my sister and brother in law ...

Why am I in Chiang Mai?, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Why am I in Chiang Mai?

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... no happiness. I hadn’t even considered that the Chinese New Year might limit the number of guesthouse rooms  available in Chiang Mai. Energy suddenly became of utmost importance as I wandered the streets with my back-pack,  in search of a ...

Curry and Spice, Oh my!!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Curry and Spice, Oh my!!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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MC and I started our Day off at the Organic Thai cooking Farm. We began by visiting the local farmers market and learning about our ingredients. I have to say, i have a new found appreciation for Thai cooking, especially the curry paste. It took me 15 ...

Life, the Universe and Everything, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Life, the Universe and Everything

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Too good to be true, but it was!, Chiang Mai Disabled Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Too good to be true, but it was!

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... with me but the rest of the passengers luggage was piled up down below where the lower seats had been removed. On arrival at Chiang Mai we were taken directly to the Paradise Guest House. I was sure that this was where the organisers of this cheap ...

Good Geysers, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Good Geysers

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Hello everyone! jayne here thought we would ..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Hello everyone! jayne here thought we would ...

A travel blog entry by worldismycanvas

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... we last wrote we attended Monk Chat and payed alms to the Monks, Participated in the annual Loy Kruthong festival, went to the Chiang Mai Cultural Center and went up a mountain to the Doi Sethep temple on motorbike. Monk Chat was a very interesting ...

Chiang Mai Chillin', Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai Chillin'

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Ooooh its nice here. Really nice. The stories were all true. Its so relaxed and laid back here. Reminds me a bit of Yangshou in China, a real backpackery (is that even a word? It is now!!) kinda place. We hopped off the overnight train, which was ...

Back in the Magic Kingdom, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Back in the Magic Kingdom

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... 't take it so I headed out and away from the guesthouse. It's a bit early to make a decision of whether or not I like Chiang Mai. I found an interesting little area inside the old part of town where you can order a cocktail and then get street food and ...

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