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Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... the the top of the mountain with stunning views of Chiang Mai. We had to climb the many steps up to the temple but it was worth the effort and I have continued to fill my camera memory card with photos of all things shiny or orange! We had an hour at the temple and then it was back to the hotel to cool off in the pool. Rested and relaxed it was time for another trip to Green Bamboo for a massage. We are really ...
... where poaching and killing elephants as pests is so common, this is an alternative until a time when they are safe to live in the wild - and in the meantime why not use us, as tourists, to financially support their protection and well being. We did not see the bullhooks used once while at the Maesa Camp, which was nice. The highlight of the day was the elephant show, it was truly incredible to watch how intelligent they are. The elephants ...
Okay, don't get confused. Although it is now officially AUGUST where we are now living temporarily in a rowhouse in downtown Denver, I am writing this blog as if it is still June, when my kids were still in Thailand with us. Even though we are still planning on returning to Thailand in December, I really want to finish our last bit of time there, so here goes:
May 27th - We and the kids head from the beaches up to Chiang Mai:
Ahhh, home in Chiang Mai at last ...
Once we arrive in Pai we head into the center of town to find somewhere to stay. It's clearly low season as there's plenty of rooms in this small idyllic town however a lot of them are pricey until we hit on a place with an incredibly laid back Israeli running it. We never found out his name but he made staying there seem very inviting.
Odd sort of room however, a room within a room but it's good enough. We head out for some ...
... their morning alms round. I watched from a distance as shop keepers gave the monks some food and then knelt on the pavement in front of them to receive their blessings. With all you hear about the seedy nightlife and crazy antics of visitors to Thailand you can forget that it is a deeply spiritual place.
Chiang Mai is Thailand's cultural capital and as food is a big part of Thai culture there are many cooking courses on offer. I had booked one up for us to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking