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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 …
Staying in the villages really made me appreciate what I have at home, especially the things I take for granted like electricity, a bed, a toilet with a flush etc. Going back to the hotel last night felt like luxury. Before the trek I'm sure we were moaning about the wifi losing connection or the shower not being great, which just seems so silly now. We decided to not set an alarm this morning so we woke up at around 9.30 feeling well rested after the trek. We lazed around after ...
... followers, monks would have no way to support themselves. Priests in Catholic Churches have a bigger endowment to live off of. Most have a house provided by the church, go grocery shopping, and have clothes to wear, and a car to drive. Monks do not have these same opportunities. Buddhists seem to visit the Temple more often then Catholics. At any random time during the day, followers can be seen kneeling through the doors of the temple. After school it is not unlikely to see ...
... sunset. There are no clubs, loud music, or buckets of booze here. It really was a great change of pace. I didn't do a ton of exploring outside of the old city, but there are some bar areas that do stay open late in case you are in need of a night on the town.
A favorite dish in Chiang Mai is khoa soi. This is easily one of my favorite new foods on ...
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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