Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
Totally diggin on the vibe here. Don't get me wrong, bangkok had some amazing things to offer but chiang mai is more this gingers style (more laid back, locals seem happier, a lot of local/foreigner run businesses, prettier scenery, and you can walk just about everywhere). Checked into our hotel room (more like a small apt), unpacked and back out …
... of the vendors. Billy quickly stopped me because you should not touch people or items belonging to others with your feet. When I invited two neighbors into the front yard to see what we had added to the garden, I used my hands in large gestures, welcoming them by bending my arm at the elbow and waving my hands toward me in an upward position. Again, I was corrected and learned that this is a rude gesture, only to be used with children, if ever at all. The correct way to encourage ...
... the woman sat on top of him, knees in his back whilst pulling him up with his arms behind his back in a '10 to 2' position. In turns out that a 'relaxing shoulders and head massage' was an aggressive Thai massage. I could not relax after that as I was laughing hysterically whilst Steve was put into positions I didn't know even were possible. As my nice massage carried on, we realised that it was me who ...
... on to me to stop me falling off and then all you can see on the camera is the rope he is holding onto. It finished with me yelling, get me off now, GET ME OFF. TERRIFYING.
I then chose to walk down with the elephants instead. The guy was saying to me that the mother was upset because she lost control of the baby, and now its fine, but there was no way I was getting on that elephant again. We played with them in the water, they were lifting us up with their ...
... glory. The old city is dotted with an array of temples still all done up for Songkran. After exploring
the sights we encounter a group performing with feudal style weapons. Swords and sticks and spears the intricately choreographed performance wows us. The time and effort taken to
learn these skills is very apparent and this show makes a great ending for my time in Chiang ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility