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... sweat (eyelids?!?). The reservoir is where the locals head at the weekends to sit in the bamboo huts around the water with a picnic and a few cold beers whilst the kids splash about in the shallow waters. It was a really enjoyable place to spend an afternoon and we had the tastiest BBQ pork I have ever eaten. In our 'down time' when not cycling or hiking we managed to take in a documentary film at a small artsy gallery. The ticket cost just 60 baht which included popcorn and ...
... area I’m afraid. Maybe…JUST maybe… in a life-death situation I MIGHT succumb to that cultural oddity (or more respectfully I should say, difference) in culinary preference.
But this isn’t just about Thailand, its people and culture for we have many “farang” (Western) friends here too from all over the world. It’s about how I am relating to everyone and everything that seems to have shifted somehow and it just feels like ...
... are so good in this part of the world - big and succulent and plump! Just like (insert your own Benny Hill gag here!) we ate lychees from the trees as we walked and despite seeing a number of banana trees, didn't eat no 'narnas. Wild narna's are too full of seeds to be eaten and the seeds are very bitter.
The rest of the afternoon saw us walking up a hugely steep and winding path. soon it got rockier and we came to huge over hang which smelt like Satan himself ...
... a few times. We very sadly didn't get out to see the elephants as there are very few that treat the elephants well and of these, not many do only a one-day trip. The one I has researched, we had put off booking for whatever reason, and it was all booked up by the time we got there. Very sad about this, but at least we can leave feeling okay about the fact we haven't propagated the mistreatment of the ...
We left on the 30th January to head up to Chiang Mai via bus. It was an interesting 12 hour journey and we met a lot of travellers, most from England! When we arrived at 6.30am we had to find our hotel before we set off to do a 2 day trek. It took us about an hour to find the hotel (with no help from the locals), drop off our bags and head off to find where we were being picked up for the trek. When we had booked this ...
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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