Loft Residence Chiang Mai
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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 …
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 …
... Greg wasn't hungry - all for me!
In the afternoon, I tried to do some blogging and sort through the photos but after a while, Greg came out and brought me a gin & tonic, and then another, and then another. That was the end of blogging for the day.
We caught a tuk-tuk around to the Sunday Walking Market (60 baht). There were a lot more handicrafts and more interesting things than ...
... auch sonst merkte man eindeutig, dass man hier an einem touristischen Spot ist. Zwar ist die Tempelanlage mit Blick über Chiang Mai schön und sehenswert, aber dennoch nichts so Besonderes, dass sie bei uns einen dauerhaften Eindruck hinterlassen hätte – dauerhafte Eindrücke hatten wir aber vielleicht auch schon von den anderen Tempeln genug. Das Einzige, was wirklich auffiel, war die Masse an Menschen, die sich über die Anlage schob sowie die vielen kleinen Mädchen in ...
... and we kayaked on through. It was extremely peaceful and we even saw a monitor lizard sunbathing! In the second cave, there were prehistoric cave paintings on the walls in red, black, and brown colors. Apparently the Thai government is not too concerned about preservation of the paintings, and each year they fade just a little bit more. After the Bor Thor tour, we continued onto the Phuket international airport and on to Chiang Mai! We finally got into the old city at ...
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.