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Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
So we finally left the hell hole, we called Bangkok with our luggage in tow and reached the train station to get the sleeper train 700km north to Chiang Mai.
Still not used to the 'holes in the floor' we queued for a western toilet at the station... wonder how long it will be, before we get used to these.
On the sleeper train we spent quite a while wondering, how this was going to work and as we had seats on either side of ...
... the side of her bed sheet, not a happy lady !!! She marched the manager into the room (literally) to show him the offending item and very quickly we had not one, not two but four maids in our room to remake the beds. Not a good start.
We had a good wander around the town and found a massage place that was recommended as being one of the better and reputable ones in town. Liz fancied a proper Thai ...
... way: a rest stop at Cabbage and Condoms (started as a way to promote the discussion of safe sex in the country) and a coffee shop where we ate lunch alongside a babbling stream.
In Chiang Mai, on the top of the mountain Doi Suthep there sits a temple complex. According to legend, ...
Woke up really well rested. After a good breakfast we walked with Avril and Rob to the old town. Very cool in the mornings. We walked around a lovely old temple wheeee the ground was covered with sleeping dogs. ICame back and checked out of the hotel. We set off to Chiang Khong on minibus Really lovely pastoral scenes with ...
... each "overtime service". We hit the ATM to get kip but without any knowledge on yhe exchange rate only get 250,000....which is only eighteen quid. For the privilege I have brought upon us a 20,000 kip penalty which is about £1.50. Wont do that again Hello to:- bbbbbbeeeerlaaaoooooo, people's democratic republics, museums and tractor tyre inner tubes being put to good use Shared Tuktuk with all the cool peeps costs us 80bht each but it's ******* miles. Thought it'd be a 10 ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking