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Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... a few Wats on the way to the Chedi Luang, a large building which housed the ashes of the king before an earthquake knocked a third off its hieght. We then walked to the Wat Phra Singh, a Lanna style temple complex which was very impressive and different from the types we had seen in the south. Then it was time for lunch. We found a place busy with local workers and school kids and ordered two big bowls of noodle soup which filled us up nicely. We still had ...
... teaching English at schools, teaching Monks, medical internships for young aspiring doctors and of course the much sought after Elephant camp experience. Before we could get our teeth into our respective programs, the 31 volunteers had to complete two days of mandatory orientation. It was akin to O-week at UCT, with some basic Thai language slash culture lessons thrown in. My cell number in Thai is spelt like this; soon bad sis song gao gao song gao gao see. Call ...
... the animals with care. They aren't mistreated but we feel that it could be much better. The last cage is with the big tigers. These are 1-2 years old. They are huge and we approach with caution. The big tigers are much more sleepy then the rest. They are scattered around their enclosure, no more play fighting in here, thankfully. We take some pictures but refused the offer to lie on the tigers stomach. We think that's a step too far and prefer to just sit nearby. ...
... personality. After she had asked my name she showed me where I would sleep. Meanwhile she introduced me to every soul in sight, remembering ALL their names. All the people I was introduced to, I forgot their name as soon as I heard them including hers. Remarkable!
I met some English guys who had heard about the road of 1800 odd bends, in other words the Mae Hong Son Loop of 650 km I planned to ride. As they instantly bombarded me ...
... ridiculous Russ and I actually look, but that was the last thing on our minds, and we have never had so much fun.
We did find INCREDIBLE bands! They obviously are some famous groups from all around Thailand or from other Asian countries, but these guys – and girls – are all big time – and AMAZING. And the setup they have to protect their speakers, their equipment, their instruments and mics, is beyond clever – I think they are using ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking