Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... myself. I thought I would get him to try and use his hands to get them my keys out. I explained my issue with some serious charades skills I had learnt from my child hood and they understood! By this point I had attracted further help from a further two locals on motorcycles all just wanting to help. This was getting really weird, I had explained to four Thai people that the English **** standing in front of them had locked his keys in his own boot!! But within minutes the ...
... only reprieve from
the heat. They put their massive trunks into the water throwing it up gleefully
at their bodies, soaking us in the process! The ride took about 20 minutes,
passing through some incredibly beautiful scenery. At the end of the walk was a
small camp for the animals to rest, but no water around for them to play in. At
the rest point, the Norwegian had paid to go meet the hill tribe long neck
women, so we waited at the bottom ...
... and high-peaked hills, words cannot describe how absolutely gorgeous
the vast landscape looked! The mountains were so close and even had mountains rippling behind them; the trees, flowers, birds, skies, even the stray dogs were so beautiful! You could smell nothing but the fresh scent of the life growing around you, which the occasional home cooking aroma. Needless to say, we were basically in our own utopia. That night we had a campfire, but ...
... the camp fire for the morning brew, trading bushcraft knowledge with the guides, idyllic longhouses in hill tribe communities and so on. Emma will remember the spiders, cold nights, hard floors, interesting toilets and cold showers but she will also talk of puppies, piglets and elephant rides. They did both enjoy themselves and it is certainly to be recommended but perhaps more of a Rob thing.
Anyway, onto the border, a slow boat and Laos..
... and things just seemed to get better after that. We were informed they had a bungalow for us at their sister resort, Nest 2, but with sincere apologies as it was only for one night (we ended up staying two). We were delighted and quickly set off down the hill to find our Oasis.
Surrounded by jungle, Nest 2 is a magical place with small bamboo bungalows set ...