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Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... and they were given the land 200 years ago from the Thai government as a peace offering. They have many traditions, one of which was the women could wear any colour if they were married, but if they were not they must only wear white. Obviously I did one would do and look out for the woman wearing white! Ha. Then it was off back home, everyone on the trip was surprised and thought for 1000 baht (£20) we had certainly had our money's worth! Day 4 in chang mai and we were loving ...
We woke with the alarm bleeping.
Its only the second time on the entire trip that we've had to rely on the clock. While I did my once every four days shave Franki packed our bags feverishly whilst recounting her dream of squatters taking over at Upper Fernwood.
The tuk tuk eased through the early morning traffic rush and we arrived at Chiang Mai train station in time to grab a coffee and toast with a mashed banana. While we were sitting in the station cafe ...
... food, food that we had cooked. A cooking class has to be done here. We were picked up by Ritchie our teacher from the best thai cooking school (that's what it's called) and taken to a market. He taught us about some of the Thai produce, like a huge variety of rice, fresh tamarind and turmeric and century eggs, which are left for 45 days in a chemical to 'mature' and painted pink so you don't get a shock if you buy the wrong one. It was really interesting learning about the ...
... cross-face'; still I feel much better for having the treatment. We spent the rest of the day chilling out around a local pool to relax and catch some rays.
That evening, we met up with Julie, a friend we had made from the Elephant Nature Park trip; as it was our last proper night in Thailand we decided that our only option was to go and savour the Thai street food one last time, so we ventured to the food stalls at the 'old cities' north gate and shared a lovely Tom Yum ...
... to do with limited resources. The head of the hospital (a physician) gave us a tour and explained some of the traditional eastern medicine practices that the implement for the treatment of chronic illness. After leaving the hospital we drove another 45 minutes up the mountain to the village. The road was unbelievably steep and winding. We could tell we were gaining elevation quickly and we could feel the temperature drop. When ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed