Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Everything is O.K., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Everything is O.K.

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... safety we thought that we would send a Travelpod this morning. Everything is fine with us. We are somewhat stuck in Chiang Mai, which is at the far north of Thailand near the border. Our hotel room is on the 20th floor and we felt two quakes that made the ...

Laos Airlines AGAIN!! Are we crazy?!?, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Laos Airlines AGAIN!! Are we crazy?!?

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... dip, but even she was having none if it. We took a walk around the top part of the city and found ourselves a bar called Chiang Mai Saloon which had free internet. So we stopped off for a couple of swift ones whilst Lorna caught up on emails. This place ...

Walk around town preparing for trekking tomorrow, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Walk around town preparing for trekking tomorrow

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... ladyboys crotch), we went across the road to visit Wat Pra Singh. This is probably the most impressive temple we have seen in Chiang Mai. After the temple we went to pick up our tubing photos. Unfortunately only about 12 came out and even they were very ...

Finding Religion, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Finding Religion

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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...  in this county -- a faith as powerful and pervasive as Buddhism itself. That's right....I'm talking about shopping. Here in Chiang Mai, the Thai people have found religion.  And God is carrying a Motorola phone and wearing ...

Kommed, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Kommed

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Kanjana Home Cookery School, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Kanjana Home Cookery School

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... food tastes just as good when we are back home. THE RECIPES: (Kanajana Thai Food Restaurant, 7/2 Ratchadamnoen Rd, Soi 5, Chiang Mai 5000. Tel (053) 418368 SWEET GREEN CURRY WITH CHICKEN A) CURRY PASTE 1/2 tblsp coriander seeds 1/8 tblsp cumin ...

Ahhh...relaxed and kicking back in Chiangmai, Chiangmai, Thailand travel blog

Ahhh...relaxed and kicking back in Chiangmai

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... that we have been, religion is such a huge part of daily life and there are signs of worship everywhere. Katmandu and Thailand being the most obvious. Most of the sites besides the scenery are based on historical religious sites. Here the temples are ...

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 ...

I'm falling in love with Chiang Mai..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

I'm falling in love with Chiang Mai...

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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I love this town.  I've decided that just like Ubud in Indonesia, this is another place I need to come back to.  I want to spend a good length of time here.  For the past week (June 22 - 28) I've been living like a local.  Shopping ...

Elephant Trekking, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Elephant Trekking

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... bargain price of 700 baht ($23). For this price, I visited two local tribal villages, toured around the south-west of Chiang Mai (a beautiful region rich with bamboo huts, vegetable paddocks and farmers etc.), steered my own bamboo raft (with the help ...

Mahoot for a day and some elephant face sucking !, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Mahoot for a day and some elephant face sucking !

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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Today we got to spend a day with elephants and learn to be a mahoot to learn how to command them and get on and off them. First we got to feed them and get to see the baby elephant which took great delight in sucking your cheeks haha - then it was time ...

Chiang Mai, re-re-visited, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai, re-re-visited

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Just wrapping up yet another month here in Chiang Mai. It's practically my home way from home now! Have been pretty busy and had loads of laughs while doing a 3-week Thai massage course. Theoretically, I've learned levels 1-3 and we even did full 2-hour ...

Chiangers - treks and scooters galore, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiangers - treks and scooters galore

A travel blog entry by benandtrudie

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... had a pretty good day, been busy so haven't been on the Internet in the last couple of days. So... here's the rundown, arrived in Chiang Mai on Monday and stayed at a place called the White house - was ok but nothing flash. Ended up shifting to SK house ...

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, ...

The cosmic farmer; part two, Doi Saket, Thailand travel blog

The cosmic farmer; part two

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... . I should introduce Buti and Willow a bit more, they are the stars here. Buti is a local Akha Tribe lady from the Northern Thailand hills, she knows about all kinds of local plants, growing practices. She is a tribal doctor and can use her plants to make ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Waterfalls, Birds, and Gardens, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand travel blog

Waterfalls, Birds, and Gardens

A travel blog entry by 2vagabonds

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Joe:Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and just about 50 km to the southwest of it is Doi Inthanon National Park. Famous for having Thailand's highest peak of the same name, it also has a pair of matching shrines at the summit that ...

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