Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... the Philippines but a lot more developed and touristy. So far Thailand is awesome and they make really good thai noodle soup!
While in Patong we took in the Simons Cabaret show. It was nuts how much these guys looked like women. We were told that some families force their childern to become lady boys because they can make really good money which can support the whole family. Ladyboys often die at the age of 30-40 because of all the stuff they take to change their bodies.
... at myself for getting burnt so late on into our trip. Putting the burn behind us, we then met Jasmin and went to the 3D Art Museum in Chiang Mai. This is basically a fun tourist activity where you walk round the gallery and pose in all the artwork which creates various effects in your photos. So, for three girls it was a great afternoon spent posing for the camera! When we were sure we'd taken as many photos as physically ...
... found an Australian pub 200m from our hotel and headed in to the loud calls of boisterous Australian men rallying against each other over pride of state.
After watching Queensland lose it was enough pain for me, we exited quickly and made our way to a local Thai restaurant for dinner.
We booked in to do the night safari trip for the following night, headed back to the hotel and after watching some Thai T.V for entertainment value only called it a night.
... baht, paradise was free but the dog buggered
off without paying!
Communication can be a bit tricky if you have to keep logging in and out to
save internet cards as I did. I hoped in Bangkok that my hotel would give me
free open access as more places are
starting to do now. I wrote in my diary, ‘I’m splitting my day up into a few
parts and it seems to be working for me at the moment. I still have a lot to do
... Thailand and got on a bus that took us over the Mekong to the Laos border check point. Crossing through was easy and it was it long before we were on a minibus heading to huay xai. We had no accommodation booked and got the driver to drop us off at a hotel. The sun was setting and the views over the Mekong were stunning. Checked into a room - 800 baht and headed out for a beer and dinner. Great to be in Laos after nearly 2 months in Thailand. Knackered, earliest night for ages - ...