Secret Garden Chiang Mai
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Guyhjalmar stayed here on Jan 26, 2014 during their trip titled: Elliot's Round The World Trip.
... plus was that the temples were open, with food stalls open there. And what food they had there. Little stalls offering a wide selection. Fried, grilled, meat, fish vegetables. Anything you wanted. So it was time to try some new bits. Some tempura fish, some coconut fish. Then I was sitting on a plactic child chair, having a delicious green curry for 30 baht! That is £0.60!!! And it was great. But I saw too late that you could get a whole squid freshly grilled - had not ...
... put to work. We spent about hour preparing elephant food in the morning after an amazing breakfast. This task included moving bug infested pumpkins and melons to a basin of water and scrubbing them free of dirt and pesticides. This was the only hour of labour since our arrival. Hoping tomorrow we will be put to good use, as the whole purpose of this trip was to contribute and help sustain the community. (It feels a bit like we are just given busy work to make ...
... and where we had parked the car. On the way there we dropped by a fish spa! This is where you put your feet into a fish tank and the fish eat all the dead skin off your feet. Mi loves getting this done and since it would be a good rest for her and a good experience for me we did it.
First, they wash your feet (outside of the fish tanks), likely to keep all the dirt from the street from getting in their sanitary fish ...
... live natural lives of northern Thailand.
I learned that Chiang Mai is famous for its traditional elephant keeping communities but some elephants have been abused because their keepers want money from tourists. Elephants remember everything and many of them had been raised by humans all their lives, so have terrible trauma about abuse.
All the volunteers learn about elephant behaviour and contribute directly to the elephants' lives. I spent the ...