The Legend Chiang Rai
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... that I did it. I also learned that falling in love with a country is not a requirement when you visit it. Most of the countries I've been to I've absolutely loved. And with out a doubt I loved Thailand. But I definitely wouldn't live there, and I didn't have a close connection with it. I also wish I had been able to go to the other parts of Thailand, as well as get to know the culture a bit more. That's the thing about volunteering: i may have been living the ...
... flavour combo - chocolate raspberry. Then we went to the local bus station to catch a super cramped bus to the white temple. For most backpackers, the only reason they come to Chiang Rai is to see this temple. It didn't seem like the city had much else to offer, feeling like it was trying to be a mini Bangkok, really ugly and crowded. The white temple is a little out of the centre of town. A local man from Chiang Rai renovated an old temple in the late 90s after becoming ...
Our taxi then went up a long bumpy road to the waterfall located in a national park. We had a brisk 20 minute walk through the jungle surroundings (there were a few guys with their thai brides which starred in our very own nature show) we made it to the waterfall with its gushing white water plummeting to the pool beneath. It is the highest in the Chiang Rai province. It was amazing to feel the spray of cool water after our walk up, and I had ...
... and watched a film. 5th After breakfast we decided to go and see the "White Temple" or Wat Kho Ruong about 20 km outside Chiang Rai, it was getting real hot on the bike already and when we got there we were glad we could find some shadow on a terrace and have a cappuccino and latte. After our break we visited the temple which was a real weird building somewhere between kitsch and art. ...
Yes I'm a backwards vampire! Since leaving Vancouver I have not seen the light of the moon, stars or even the night at all. I have been asleep by 8pm and not out of bed til'8am!!! And to top it off my hotel did not have windows! I do hope to see a starry night this evening as I'm now in now in the north and truly begin my travels ...