Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... there for no reason. I still enjoyed looking round the temples though :) later that afternoon we bumped into Emily again (she was flying home that night) it was lovely to see her again! After an early street food dinner, we headed to the train station to catch our first night sleeper train, I was excited and it didn't disappoint! We had our own little compartment of 4 beds complete with lights, tables, blankets and pillows :) as mentioned in the last post we ...
... students that has come here 7 times in 3 years, because he is unhappy every time he returns home to Hawaii from this retreat. The topic was happiness, and how we need to change the way we look at things in order to be happy in every situation. His words make perfect sense, but it gets really boring and I could see the 19 other people around me trying to stay awake. This went on for an hour and when he released us someone hit the bell, indicating breakfast time at 7am. Finally! ...
... forgive". It ended up being a short walk to the elephant sanctuary where we got to ride elephants for about an hour, a completely surreal experience. We then went whitewater rafting, or floated down a very calm river in a whitewater raft, followed by floating down the same river on a bamboo raft. At this point we had to say goodbye to Ping Pong and the rest of our tour group, who we really liked, and go back to Chiang Mai. Ping Pong then surprised Rachael with a hairpin that he carved ...
... br> glasses of wine accompanied by a bowl of olives and we were off to meet the family
again, and others, for dinner in a, simple but elegant, small Chinese family
restaurant. Despite the fact that Jonathan says he’s never been here before I was
bemused to see that he knew the owner, all the staff and most of the customers!
When it quietens down or on the way home, I’ll ask him. ‘Elementary my dear
James; they just moved ...
... to our room, showered and relaxed.
6.30pm we were standing outside our hotel waiting to be picked up for
our evening excursion. By 7pm we were in a car heading to the street
markets where we were taught to order food in Thai and then enjoyed
some amazing food we would never have had otherwise.
9.30 we were both in bed ready to sleep....what a ...