Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Escape from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Escape from Bangkok

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... ridiculous time but we were here for an hour so I walked around like a zombie until it was time to go again. We were nearly at Chiang Mai when at 5:30 we stopped again only 10 minutes from the town! Getting back on board the bus I was met with the foul ...

Doing nothing for a change, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Doing nothing for a change

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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As I am writing this diary in retrospect I normally manage to remember everything I did on each day, but today I have to admit that I have no idea. I think I just lazed around the pool all day recovering from the bus and preparing for the trek ...

Wet, Wild and Wonderful Songkran, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Wet, Wild and Wonderful Songkran

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... we returned to the Cave Lodge sweaty and tired, it was the perfect ending to our day of adventures in northernThailand. We returned to Chiang Mai on April 9 rested and ready to eat. Before leaving, we had enrolled in an intensive five-day course at the ...

Jackie's internal cooling system? FAIL!!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jackie's internal cooling system? FAIL!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We left for our two night three day trek on Wednesday morning, it was an otherwise uneventful ride out of the city except for the person we saw who got hit by a car on his scooter (he was not wearing a helmet, none of the locals do), there was a lot of ...

Thai Cooking Class!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thai Cooking Class!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our cooking class was so great! Not just because of the food but also because we got to talk to and enjoy other backpackers. This was definitely our first exciting day of the trip. We started with a tour of a nearby market selling fresh produce and fruit ...

Renting our first motorbike, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Renting our first motorbike

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... throwing off his balance! haha. Eventually we got a ride to our night bus and headed out on our way back to Bangkok; goodbye Chiang Mai it's been a blast! With our first stop of our trip done we are now pumped and our excitement renewed for the rest of ...

Motorbike outside of Town and 2nd  Festival Night, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Motorbike outside of Town and 2nd Festival Night

A travel blog entry by dane

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It was cool to cruise around Chiang Mai again, see things that were familiar yet had already changed a fair amount in two years.  We ate some amazing Mexican food and wandered through markets that sold trinkets that are remarkably different than ...

The Graduate, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Graduate

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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So I'm (not surprisingly) back in Chiang Mai. Just one more farang who keeps finding herself returning here again and again to take more courses. This time, it was to complete a 10-week massage course that I started back in October last year. It's a ...

Cruisey Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Cruisey Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... it ended up being pretty good value considering the quality of food and the setting. Went to the spectacular mountain temple overlooking Chiang Mai, Doi Sutep, on a day trip. Shared the sangthaew ride up the mountain with an Italian/Thai couple; very nice ...

Hanging out with the Tigers in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Hanging out with the Tigers in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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After spending 2 weeks in Chiang Rai with hardly any tourists, it was a bit of a shock when we got into Chiang Mai. All we saw was tourists.  Its amazing how much we actually enjoy staying out of the tourist places.  Its ok for a day or two but ...

Northern Thailand - Water and bikes., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Northern Thailand - Water and bikes.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... left and right up the mountains and down into sharp hairpins. The scenery was beautiful a lot more forest than I'd thought, I'd heard northern Thailand was all deforested. It was the slash and burn season so our long range view was quite limited. It was a ...

Going for a Songkran, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Going for a Songkran

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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In Thailand, again..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

In Thailand, again...

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... then decided to go for it.  I made a reservation for the 10th of April, right about the time we would be in Chiang Mai.  I got a short email back saying that the elephant camp wasn't doing the course during the month of April because it was too ...

Update on the past few days, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Update on the past few days

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... got us and took us to her travel agency where we booked our train ticket and a place to stay for the first couple nights in Chiang Mai...with a pickup and breakfast (or so we were told). That was around noon and we had to wait till 7:30pm for our train ...

Thai Cooking Class!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thai Cooking Class!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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I always wanted to take a cooking class and they certainly have plenty of cooking classes in Thailand. So we decided to take one class.  Nik seemed to pick all the hot and spicy dishes.  But it all tasted so good.  It was actually ...

Jungle treks are bad for your health, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Jungle treks are bad for your health

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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Friday 26th September... Got back into Bangkok from Chiang Mai at 6am today having spent yet another 12 hours on a "luxury" bus driven by a psycho old man who stopped every hour for a smoke and decided to wake us up when we got back to Bangkok by ...

The day we stuffed our faces, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The day we stuffed our faces

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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I love food.  It is so delicious.  Even better than eating it, however, is being able to cook it so you can eat it again.  Enter Baan Thai Cooking School. We chose Baan Thai for a few very simple reasons: they were the least ...

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... Written on April 4, 2005 in Bangkok Overview of Chiang Mai We were in Chiang Mai for four days. Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand. It didn't feel as hectic as Bangkok but still hectic enough to make scooter riding a bit exciting. ...

Sushi banquet, 3D fun and some fishy business, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Sushi banquet, 3D fun and some fishy business

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... some juice, only to be told he was 'gay' for not wanting to sit and drink straight rum with the guy, ha! We arrived at Chiang Mai station and was told to get into one of the red trucks that would take us to our guest house which was called Eddie's ...

Hill tribe trek, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Hill tribe trek

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... a night on the town with our treeing buddies. We decided to subject ourselves to a 3 day, 2 night hill tribe trek north of Chiang Mai and weren't too sure what to expect when we headed out with our group of 2 New Zealanders, 2 French, 2 American, 1 ...

The Waterfall Trek, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

The Waterfall Trek

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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We signed up for a three-day "hill tribe trek" to get out into the countryside.  It turned out to be quite an adventure. Too many of us were piled into an open truck with benches.  We made a stop at a security station to register with ...

A Great Gift, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

A Great Gift

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... here I wondered what I was letting myself in for and more importantly if my legs would finally simply drop off. Driving over to Chiang Mai's University we found we couldn't play here due to a ping pong competition, which if in Bangkok I may have stuck ...

Its Time to be One with Nature!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Its Time to be One with Nature!

A travel blog entry by schipper

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... City for Friday and Saturday nights and then during the day, I took tours up two major mountains in Chiang Mai. One of which is the tallest point in Thailand. Normally I am a beach person, but everyone told me that Chiang Mai was incredible, so I had ...

friendly Thais and mountain towns, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

friendly Thais and mountain towns

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... ride later we were in Chiang Mai. We got some late night Singha pitchers and some green curry and headed to bed. Chiang Mai is a little mountain oasis of about 1.5 million people and a good helping tourists. The mountains loom low and pensive around ...

Asia Adventures: Muay Thai, Rock climbing, treks.., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Asia Adventures: Muay Thai, Rock climbing, treks..

A travel blog entry by onceinalifetime

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... to enter the ring in front of a few hundred people. Shocking for the farang, but interesting nonetheless. Trekking the Hills of Chiang Mai: So they really like to cram a lot of activities into a short space around here. We literally scaled the side ...

Vincent Vega, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Vincent Vega

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Surviving Songkhran and Course Heaven, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Surviving Songkhran and Course Heaven

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... in all its unedited glory, email me and I'll send ya a link to them. Back to the topic: I've had a great time in Chiang Mai so far! It's a groovy city with an old center within an actual moat--pretty nifty. And besides that, it's an incredibly easy ...

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by faff

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... all of them girls) looking for farang. Often you see aul fellas in these bars with thai girls. This is particularly noticable in Chiang Mai. So what did we do in Chiang Mai, well we stayed in Banana GH which sounds good in LP but it was a ...

From temples to tigerkingdoms, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

From temples to tigerkingdoms

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... energy - exactly what I needed. And she makes her own yogurt which we ate in the evening.  I stayed longer than planned in Chiang Mai.  Thanya's place is a great location, in a small Soi behind the Wat Suan Dok.  The Wat is not only home ...

Back to Basics., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Back to Basics.

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... us to Crazy Horse buttress, a crag about 40 min. east of the city. I guess the motorbike journey would have to wait. Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures is partly owned by an American named Josh. (also a M.O.T.T.) He runs a well organized shop, has ...

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