Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... famous Monk lived here who lived by himself in the forest for 40 years, and now people believe he can predict the future and has predicted (correctly) lottery numbers for people. Yo said that not enough people practice like this Monk, and a lot of them have iPhones and can still cause problems. There was even a story of a woman cheating on her Monk husband, the Monk and his friends tracked him down and took a machete to him! Not very Buddhist! ...
... open course. The course coincided with a day trip to Seal Rock, which everyone raves about as the best diving in the gulf of Thailand. Once again I was in a new camp group, and this time my compadres were two girls from London, another guy from London and a fellow American from Boston. Being the savvy divers that we were, we quickly got to know one another and enjoyed the dives and the Koh Tao bar scene together. After 5 straight days of diving, I was ...
... still alive in confined areas ready to be butchered. I had to leave this area of the market quickly or I would surely become a vegetarian.
We took another short ride to May and Jason's home and got right to work picking vegetables and herbs from their farm. It was interesting to listen to May's explanations of the different items we were picking and how they are used. Soon, we were headed into the kitchen ready to start ...
... They really use it and try to keep up with it. But not for entertainment purposes. Basically everybody in Thailand has to stay in a monastery for a few months life to experience Buddhism. And this guy has been a monk for a three years. Maybe he'll do this a couple more years and then he will be living a normal life. But some will stay a monk their whole life. And what is a visit to Thailand without..... Muay Thai Boxing. Seven matches at Taphae ...
... street food and the outdoor markets.
Gradually I gave into what was enticing my eyes and nose. First I stuck to the hot-off-the-skillet items. Later I graduated to room temperature goods and even indulged in the smoothies from the food carts. I figured as long as it was in an area that catered to tourists, I was safe. Turns out that was true.
But last night I got sloppy. I recently relocated to an area that was closer ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking