Chiang Mai International Youth Hostel
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We arrived 2:30 later and got a cab to the guesthouse All in 1 of Gilles and Carlos. Everything was ready for us and perfect. We than went for a long walk which we really enjoyed. We didn't remember that there were so many nice cafe's and boutique's ! Oh, oh, dangerous! We had lunch in a local place and than went to look for to Phantoms as these little shoppers are low, easy to handle and comfortable for the passenger! We checked ...
... Karen tribe. We walked down through forest and farmed land along a dirt track for an hour and a half. It was great to get close to how the agricultural people live and their care of the land.
One rule of walking in the national park is that you must use a local tribe member as a guide. A useful way to bring some money into a very poor community.
Following behind the guide was an experience. I have never seen anyone in such constant physical touch ...
... Lek does for elephants and other animals. She brings elephants and dogs medicines. She also has scarves blessed by Buddhist monks and then ties them around trees. The people believe that if they cut the trees down, the people will have bad luck forever. We saw lots of trees with scarves on them.
About 70 people work at the park. It costs approximately $250 000 US a year to run the park. Lek and her staff raise the money by allowing tourists to visit and ...
... of eating relatively healthily, blandly, and in small portions!
Oh yeah, in Doi Saket, one of the supermarkets had a scale that you could insert a 1 baht coin and weigh yourself. Salisa used it and freaked out saying she gained TWO KILOGRAMS. I was like, what!? Two kg is a lot to gain in like 2-3 weeks, especially for a small person like her. So I weighed myself, and oh my god....... I mean, I knew I had gained a few kg in Sweden, but wow. Then Jaa and ...
... biked up from Bangkok to join us on his monster red Ducati. An impressive 500 trip but unfortunately his steed sounded like a bag of spanners when he arrived. The Chiang Mai dealer came to our resort in Ducati liveried van and uniform. All the gear and no idea...............he declared the mean machine kaput and needed to be shipped back to Bangkok to rebuild the engine. Oops!
We plied Tim ...