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... street. Tons of booths with many different handicrafts get set up. In the temples lining the street there are tons of food vendors. We got there around 6 and it was already super packed...the crowds reminded me a lot of the State Fair...only crammed into a much smaller space! Alex and I tried grilled octopus tentacle on a stick (pretty good, the sauce on it was spicy!), spring rolls, and a banana wrapped like a spring roll and deep fried. The banana was so good!!! ...
... bone in my body!! Anyway we both had a great first day in Thailand / Chiang Mai and look forward to the rest of the week!
Wednesday 3rd July:
We woke early to another splendid breakfast and then set off for a cookery class! We had booked ourselves on to a half day cooking school, when we arrived we started by choosing our dishes so we were able to shop for the fresh products at the local market! We both chose Red Thai curry, and then I chose Tom Yum soup and Pad ...
Over 690 km north of Bangkok is Chiang Mai, Thailand's 'Rose of the North'. It's a more laid-back, cultured city than Bangkok, with stunning Buddhist temples and a thriving music scene.
We took the sleeper train from Bangkok, which was a great experience. They're the same deal as the India trains but a bit cleaner and more comfy, with ace food and service. Immaculately uniformed staff will come and make up your bed for you.
On arrival, ...
... the pool was going to be mighty hot! Night time is several degrees cooler than day time, but you still sweat wearing almost nothing! We both showered and got changed, and then went to the meeting about the 2 day trek we were about to set off on, with 14 other travellers (12 of which were doing a 3 dat trek), and 2 tour guides. The man who spoke told us to call him 'Jungle Man,' and told us what we needed to bring, and the time scale of everything that was to happen. ...
After nearly a 7 hour bus ride packed so full you could hardly breathe, we made it to Chiang Mai. It was big and busy, but a little bit less extreme than Bangkok(thankfully). Our guesthouse seemed nice and we even had a pool, but of course they were overbooked and though we had paid for private rooms we ended up in a room we presume to be for the staff. It was big, humid and dingy looking. Needless to say after a day ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet