Chiangmai Smith Residence
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As I am writing this, the sun is slowly falling behind the Doi Ithanon, the big mountain that encloses whole eastern side of the city of Chiang Mai. The vieuw (I would say 'from our' but we are actually sort of couchsurfing ...a very long story that involves an instant drunken friendship) so the vieuw from Sam's rooftop pool is to die for. The …
There are a few things I really wanted to do while in the north; play with elephants, take a cooking class, see a lady boy show and see a Muay Thai fight. I'm doing the cooking class and lady boy show tonight, the elephants tomorrow, and last night I saw my first ever Muay Thai fight- it was crazy. We bought our tickets for 400 Baht (so much cheaper than going to a fight in Bangkok, and Muay Thai originated in the north anyway) The doors opened at 9 ...
I decided to check out museums today: the Chiang Mai Historical Museum; Arts and Cultural Centre; and Folklife Museum. I went fairly early to avoid the crowds which, it turned out, were virtually non-existent - the $6.50 price tag must have scared them all off. They were interesting, if not spectacular. (Taizo Miake was NOT involved ...
... paper umbrella factory. The umbrellas are beautiful and the inner workings are incredible complex. I'll go into more detail later. One of the women there who paints designs on the umbrellas painted a lovely butterfly surrounded by flowers on my swim shorts. We stopped at a crematorium. Almost everybody is cremated in their coffin over a big fire. There were stupas behind the audience area, placed there in memory of the lost one. We visited a temple almost ...
... and were slowly joined by others. The minibus arrived and we grabbed front seats, there was no way I was going through another trip like the Luand Prabang journey. The minibus was spacious and the air con worked! 4.5 hours later we arrived in Chiang Mai. Crossing the border in to Thailand was almost like being back to civilisation - decent roads, english speaking people, english signs and 7Elevens (Spar type shops). Luckily for us it was a sunday which meant that the ...