Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... 2-day tour that was supposed to bring us around Chiang Mai. The tour even included food and accommodation. Our daily budget is much higher than BHT 475 so we didnīt hesitate and booked it immediately. Of course, we didnīt expect to receive any extraordinary services since we knowingly hired a budget tour agency (Jumbo Trekking).
We were picked up from our hotel at 10.00. It was quite funny because we expected a nice minivan with A/C and we had to jump on a deck of ...
... interesting nonetheless. The next 4 fights were much more interesting. First, a Lithuanian guy knocked a butch Australian guy out in the second round and so was declared winner instantly. The Australian guy didn't stand a chance. Then, it was a Japanese vs a guy from Singapore. These two had a very different style of fighting, they were much more agile and had faster reaction times. In the second round the Japanese guy sustained a blow the the head that left him bleeding from ...
... at both the Saturday and Sunday markets twice and each time we got completely stuffed and so far it was one of the best culinary experiences ever.
The last day we finally managed to see few of the many temples in Chiang Mai with its typical Thai architecture. I became quite used to the walking stick and limping around became quite normal for me. The walking stick turned to be a massive advantage on our next flight from ...
... on the night. Following a so-so meal we had 30 minute massages within the Bazaar. I opted for the neck, back, and shoulders massage this time. Health and Safety would have a feel day with the manoeuvres these women do, and the way they hold themselves, climbing on you, under you, over you, puling everything in every direction.
I felt horrible during, but so relaxed after. Following our massages rain put a "damper" on the evening and we opted for an early night.
... crime. (Almost)
– People are too busy working.
Zero social unrest. – A very relaxing atmosphere
Low cost of living, Excellent health service, Education
is a priority, Students grants to train overseas.
Nothing is perfect but this country seems to have quite a
lot going for it.
I’m off to Thailand tomorrow; what a wonderful three days
with hospitality in abundance.