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Thai trains do not run on time!! The nigh train arrived in Chiang Mai at 10am - not the 8:50am scheduled time. We were scheduled to be at a 1 day cooking school at 10am. So, with hustle and bustle, as soon as the train came to a stop we jumped off and grabbed a Tuk-Tuk to head for the class. After spending an hour touring a local market, our …
i was there for an overseas community service programme in collaboration with Uni-Y chaingmai. Went to help a school build a garden and help the village build a community centre! =)
... nasty, but we’ve been through this experience already and were seasoned veterans.
As we hiked, Baht (40 years old who looked in his late 20s with a 20 year old daughter and a playful disposition) brought up the rear and was busy cutting and carving bamboo as he walked. His end product was bamboo shooters (it looks like a blowgun, but it is really a plunger-style popgun with toilet paper “bullets”) for the boys. Now they were ...
... very fast! We
could pat the elephants and give them a good head scratch which they seemed to
enjoy. We then met Leechy, a 5 month old baby elephant who was a right
character. She was free to roam wherever she wanted and seemed to rule the
roost. Simon walked over to her and she instantly began to smell him and play
with him. Simon explained that won't recognise our smell and so may not want to
approach you. Despite this however she did. She was very playful ...
... to stick to my initial plan and booked my bus to Laos through Deejai backpackers. It cost around 1000 baht (£20) but included the slow boat for 2 days and I still got to see the White Temple in Chiang Rai as part of the package. I spent a couple of days just trying to work out what to do. I was still very confused with visa timings etc when I eventually left for Chiang ...