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Don't ask me why. The first English song that Thai and Burmese people learn is "Almost Heaven, West Virginia". I was wearing my alma mater "Fear the Turtle" University of Maryland shirt to a local cafe for Sunday breakfast. Owner wanted to show off his knowledge of US geography and the promimity of West Virginia to Maryland, changed the music on …
Not much talk, just pics.
Students get school in mid-morning, work on the farm for one hour early in the day and 1 hour in the late afternoon.
Thanks to my friend Rudy, who, while he could not host a Burma party, sent 5000 baht (about $170) towards the motorcycle fundraiser. Also thumbs up to my friends Eric and Teresa …
... this amazing market and bumped into several people Stef had met on the islands, we all arranged to meet later on at a bar and hostel and experience Chiang Mai nightlife! We had earlier on discussed what we should do whilst in CM and we booked a 1 day treck / excursion the following day and the day after we agreed to go to a place called Pai for at least 2 nights! So we cut the night fairly short, still getting in at about 1:30am and got some sleep in preparation for the treck! ...
What a relaxing day, with an amazing massage at the women's prison. I never for one moment thought that I would be freely walking into a Thai jail. Actually I don't think we saw the jail, just the front of house which was beautifully done.. It was a very relaxing experience in a lovely environment. The rest of the day was spent eating and drinking on a lovely hotel garden before we caught the night train back to Bankok. It was great to find the train but ...
... a main freeway,and then down some pretty sketchy looking back roads,that kind of resembled the East side of Vancouver,a little unnerving,but we made it,and pulled into a driveway that looked like a private residence with a barking dog to greet us (my fave). Pat,the owner of the house,led us into a large dark teak house,full of old traditional Asian furniture,and showed us to our room.the room was clean,with a king size bed,but a lot smaller than we ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsLoft Residence Chiang Mai
I wrote a review 4 days into my month long stay here.
When Nixon went to China in 197(0?), Henry Kissinger was at a cocktail reception and asked Chou en Lai his opinion of the impact of the 1789 French Revolution on world history. Chou's response? "It is too soon to tell."
I would have been wise to have heeded Chou's counsel before writing
There are two problems here. The first I noticed is that the place faces a nightclub complex that rocks out until 3 AM 7 days a week. There is also a hugely popular ladyboy revue across the street from the straight nightclub complex. I had to shut my windows to sleep and it was still pretty loud.
The second--and more ominous, is that I think I saw a middle aged Thai man with a very young (under 12 y/o) girl initiating things a middle aged man should not do with a child. I was on my balcony and saw this on the first floor patio three floors below me. It was dark, and I cannot say with absolute certainty she was that young. But she was very small.
The patio was accessed through the locked staff laundry room, and the only access was by hotel staff. I did not recognize the man, never saw him before or after. He saw me watching and they went inside.
As I said I cannot be absolutely certain that she was that young. But she was that small and could not possibly have been over 15.
So I was pretty creeped out and moved to the Royal Shilton Residence--500 baht a month cheaper, much quieter (so far). It is near the intersection of the Superhighway and Huay Keaw Road behind Wat Jed Yod. (4500 a month, 500 per night). It is a brand new structure, same cable package as Residence Loft, better hot water, 2/3 empty because it is not in tourist central and one would probably need a motorcycle to get around from here, although a 10 minute walk gets you to Huay Keaw Road where there are frequent songthaews.
I will wait a month before writing a review on the Shilton.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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