Western House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... Locals carry around gibbons or loris' for tourist to take pictures with. We seen a monkey attached to a small chain on a tree for tourists to feed it bananas. Baby elephants were also on small chains for touists to feed. Corey and I didn't support any of these as we felt bad for the animals.
One of the days we rented a scooter to explore the beaches in Phuket. Karon and Kata beach were awesome beaches. It felt so nice to swim in the ocean again. The landscape is very ...
We simply spent the morning finding some breakfast (as our first night in the hotel didn't include it for some strange reason), researching tours to Chiang Rai for the following day and sunbathing by the pool. We stayed by the pool right up until a late lunch. It was then that we started to realise we'd caught the sun. Midway through lunch (Pad Thai at a local restaurant) it became clear that we were both actually very burnt. I ...
... cooling down a little we headed down to the main street for a wander.
Looking at a lot of tourist brochures and agency windows we made a rough plan for our time in Chiang Mai that is a minimum 10 days up to 21 days at this stage.
The next morning we wandered around again.
Taking photos with the military stationed at the old gate in the centre of Chiang Mai and eating garlic pepper chicken and rice for lunch.
The State Of Origin began at 4.30 local time ...
... little villages
and tropical forest where elephants were stripping vegetation on the roadside.
I found a quiet little restaurant under the coconut palms on the beach at Naiharn
and tucked into a delicious lunch of Papaya salad (Som Tum), Fried noodles with
chicken (Pad Thai) and a plate of fresh fruit plus a bottle of water (Nam). It
was far more than I could eat so a friendly stray dog invited himself to help
me out. The bin (bill) came ...
After yet another late night we got up and packed to leave the hotel. We handed the bikes back and amazingly got away with no charges at all! We got a cab to the bus station and went for breakfast in our favourite bakery -all about their toasted sandwiches! We got on a local bus at 2 and set off for the border. The journey was fantastic, a real authentic thai experience. We were the only foreigners on the bus and only cost 65 baht. All good. Once we arrived at the border, we checked ...