Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai - Seeing the difference you can make!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai - Seeing the difference you can make!

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... more than we'd have paid for one way on the sleeper train. The train was quickly forgotten once we arrived in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city and a very lively and active city, especially after dark. We were thrilled with our ...

Elephants, rafts and two hurting feet, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Elephants, rafts and two hurting feet

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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... , Glaciers in New Zealand and jungle in Thailand. We decided to add hill trekking to our list and booked on to a hill tribe trek in Chiang Mai. Being the wimps that we are we decided on (what we thought would be) the easier option and went for the 2 day, ...

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... thinking 'what the hell kinda place is this????', but got a nice room with AC (VIP Hotel, you know -- $8.50/night). Chiang Mai really opens up at night! What fantastic and amazing markets! Apparently, the 'original Yunnanese trading caravans used to ...

trecking in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

trecking in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... about the evils of the Koasan cocktails...Thanks to Rachel (who hopefully is with her boyfriend now somewhere on a beach in Southern Thailand), Darren and Charlie for a great night out. Back to chang Mai, we arrived about 6.30 in the morning and went ...

A-wokkin' and a-walkin' - nearly, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

A-wokkin' and a-walkin' - nearly

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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Another one of those random traveller coincidences: I was sitting on the overnight train from Bangkok heading north (and just as well as I didn't go south!) when I bumped into an English guy I had met a couple of nights earlier. He's on one of those ...

Elephantastic in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Elephantastic in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... - elephants giving rides could have been given gentle training by one of the many kwan that really do love their elephants And that pretty much concludes our time in Chiang Mai... :) More of my elephant photos Tom's elephant photos Tom's ...

Chiang mai it seems that every bus journey ..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang mai it seems that every bus journey ...

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... show degenerated into a "monkey rides bicycle/monkey plays basketball" type of thing - pitiful. Another day we haggled with a songthaew driver in Chiang Mai to take us up to Doi Suthep. This is a mountian 16 kms out of town with a big temple complex ...

Playing in Traffic, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Playing in Traffic

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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For those of you who have never played the game Frogger it is a seemingly easy game to understand until you have to do it in real life with crazed little thai people driving rundown tuktuk's, scooters and shiny Mitsubishi's coming from what seems ...

Find the Jade Buddha before the next full moon..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Find the Jade Buddha before the next full moon...

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Locals say that Chiang Mai is the spiritual capital of Thailand, and that no trip to the 'Free Country' is complete without a pilgrimage to the capital of the north. With its hundreds of temples, its ancient layout within a moated central citadel and its ...

Cruising the Mountains, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Cruising the Mountains

A travel blog entry by dane

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Our only real plans for Chiang Mai were to visit the popular Wat on Doi Suthep.  It's an important pilgrimage sight for Thais and the ride up into the mountains is beautiful.  So we rented a motorbike for the day and headed out of ...

Would you like to go on a Trek?, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Would you like to go on a Trek?

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... Road selling the wooden frogs that croak.  You know, 1 month you're working on KSR, next month you back up in Chiang Mai weaving blankets in a "traditional" village.  But I digress... All the Songthaews and mini-vans were charging about 50-70B ...

A Chatty Monk, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

A Chatty Monk

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Once again we were in a town that Travis already knew.  Having arrived in Chiang Mai early in the morning, we took our requisite post-overnight bus nap and then went wat hunting.  Upon arriving at the city wall, we stopped for lunch, a ...

Scorpions and Strong Bananas, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Scorpions and Strong Bananas

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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After a breakfast of fruit and toast, we set off on another day of trekking.  As we passed through the village Rambo showed us a plate of frogs.  The night before he had acquired eels from the rice paddies.  Hungry anyone? Our first ...

Day 91, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Day 91

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... 's diner. We walked the long way home and got settled in a net cafe to catch up on emails etc. We'd heard good things about Chiang Mai's night market and headed there in the evening - loads and loads of street sellers, market stalls and a real buzz in the ...

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... while we figured out some details for the next leg of our trip. We all reunited later in the afternoon for a trip to Chiang Mai's famous Sunday Night Market. The town closes off several blocks and the street becomes filled with a great mix of locals and ...

Cooking Lessons in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Cooking Lessons in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... ... at the back of my mind, I continue to remind myself that I have 3 rather large continents to cover in 12 months... Chiang Mai has turned out to be rather impressive... so many things to do. The town has many schools operating that offer courses ...

Jungle Trek, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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Stay at JULIE's Guesthouse. This is my advice for Chiang Mai. Scott and I took the tip from Emma and booked into this place and it set the scene for a great 3 days. Its run by Stephen (German, Swedish?) and he knows exactly what backpackers want. We ...

Brown Water Rafting, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Brown Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... . If anyone has it, please let me know. It's not something you can just find on Khao San Road. My experience this time in Chiang Mai has been a lot different from my last trip here almost 2 years ago. I've been here for 4 days already and no one has ...

Birthday Body Shots, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Birthday Body Shots

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... group of about 7 girls and a couple guys, I figured it was only my duty to introduce a fun way to drink tequila. Fortunately in Thailand, there is no shortage of limes, salt or bodies. As I was introducing the concept of a body shot to the group, Keely, ...

Chiang Mai Blues, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai Blues

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... a burning fever and freezing cold chills, I finally went to my hospital in Bangkok. On the 13 hour train ride from Chiang Mai, I felt horrible with bone crushing pains and alternating fever and chills. I decided that I best get myself checked out when ...

The Cook, The Trek, His Ladyboy and Her Scooter, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Cook, The Trek, His Ladyboy and Her Scooter

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... cafÈ for a lunch of plain noodles that was just plain unsatisfying. It was now time to set off back to Chiang Mai, via the highest point in Thailand, where a couple of immaculate temples sat. The highlight of the stop-off being the silver tiles on one ...

Same Same, But Different, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Same Same, But Different

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... good laughs, and a joke Andy has added to his collection and will surely tell you all when we gets home! Night Markets In Chiang Mai we also experienced the crazy night markets, on both the nights we were there - we're addicted to the bartering! ...

I Need More Fun Tickets, Chiang Mai and Pai, Thailand travel blog

I Need More Fun Tickets

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... "Pai...Do Nothing".  So I did.  I had some rain as well so that limited doing too much of anything.  Back in Chiang Mai, I took a Thai cooking class.  Why, I'm not sure but I did learn two things...1.) how to buy a good egg and 2.) ...

Relaxing after our adventure, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Relaxing after our adventure

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we had a lie in until 12 NOON!!! Recovery from last night was slow! Went for a bacon sandwich before heading to the booking agency to book a Thai Cooking Class for tomorrow! Yes, they have agreed to allow me into a kitchen!! Look out for further ...

Chef De Cuisine and then a long bus trip, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chef De Cuisine and then a long bus trip

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today was Thai cooking day and then the bus to Bangkok. We got a Tuk-Tuk to the market where one of the chefs took us round the different stalls showing us the multitude of fruits and herbs that were available. It was quite interesting but I will never ...

Last two days of trekking, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Last two days of trekking

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... we recognized what it was, Tens and Twos!! What a coincidence! Our guide who grew up in a hill tribe in Thailand and now lives in Chiang Mai tried to teach us our favourite card game from back home! haha. (We soon learn that pretty much everyone we play ...

Same Same But Indifferent, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Same Same But Indifferent

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... afternoon but admitted defeat in feeling pretty indifferent for them after seeing countless numbers so far which is a shame really giving Chiang Mai's abundance of them. Finally booked a trek on a 2 day 1 night jaunt somewhere north of Pai which was ...

Day 93, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Day 93

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Wow it got cold last night. Only one blanket so half-way through the night I put my clothes back on and found another blanket - I never warmed up properly and stayed awake till first light. When that came I went outside to get some of its warming rays on ...

A day with the elephants, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

A day with the elephants

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... Chiang Mai as we had booked a day at the Elephant Nature Park. We definitely wanted to spend a day with elephants and had heard that Chiang Mai was the best place to do it but we wanted to make sure it was at one of the more well organised parks where ...

Chiang Mai - Day 81, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai - Day 81

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Booked my ticket to Laos this morning, last possible day I can go before my Thai visa runs out. Will just make it to the border on time. Spent the day walking around the city. Went for an oil massage and generally chilled, by the way the masseur ...

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