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Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
... we decided to look elsewhere. By the time we found another place we were both too hot & tom's bags were getting really heavy. We looked at a room on the 3rd floor which was less than perfect but we couldn't be bothered to look elsewhere! We went out to the night bizarre, which was massive & had a huge food area. There were some really dodgy looking things. Tom had fried something with green beans & rice. It was amazingly spicy. I ...
... absolute delight, he kindly gave me a gift of some free Oakleys! Amazing! It was still raining really heavily when we went home at around midnight and none of our clothes were dry. In fact, everything was soaking. I'd asked Alan about the weather and he said it could rain like that for the next two weeks and we were slap bang in the middle of the monsoon. I hope it's going to get better or it'll be 2 weeks of stinking clothes, trench foot and maybe an escape when we get ...
... sleep but I feel like it's been a brilliant start and it is all feeling very auspicious and aligned in my favour : ) It's hot but a really nice hot and there's a breeze which will help loads. Even the mosquitoes don't seem as bad as I thought they would be. I was expecting giant, ugly things but they're more like midges but with less of them. My pre-trip nerves have gone and I just feel really lucky to be having this wee adventure. I'm really excited to see what tomorrow has in store : ...
... family born on a Wednesday, this is because of the 8 days of Buddha and 2 being on Wednesday.....also that every 5 years 3 rings are added to the total and is to continue until their 45th birthday, see pics!
Finally we did make it home, strolled around the markets and found our way over to the Good View restaurant where we enjoyed year another incredibly tasty dish of spice, herb and coconut!
The final adventure to the night came ...
... other tribal groups, all with different styles. The other most visually striking tribe was the Lahu tribe where they widen their ear lobes with large rings known as ear gauging. Apparently for women this is a means of beautifying themselves whereas for men it offers them greater strength.
This is something that some people in the west have tried to imitate and only a few days ago we were on the slow boat with somebody who ruined their ears ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed