Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... elephant camp (toasts, 1 boiled egg, cheap butter and jam) and at about 10.00 the vehicle arrived to pick us up. We only switched with a new group that was supposed to spend in the camp the whole day.
From the elephant camp we proceeded to the Akha hill-tribe village. We walked around the village for roughly 15 minutes but we didnīt meet anybody besides a few grannies selling souvenirs in the lower part of the village. That was quite disappointing! Again we felt a ...
... stopped at a village and heard lots of shouting between Boon and someone else. Nikki, a G Adventures guide, and his two tour members were joining our raft. This meant we no longer had to steer as Nikki and Boon managed alone, but also meant Lucy and I had to sit down as the raft wouldn't hold 6 standing adults. It was sinking slightly so we got soaked and my white t shirt is now very much orange thanks to the dirty river water. An hour later, we ...
... with water. It was quite funny to see these beautifully made up girls, in traditional dresses and perfect hair getting soaked, honestly no one was safe! It is also tradition to set free birds from baskets on new year, it is good luck. We weren't sure what we thought about this but before we knew it one was in our hands so we gave it a go!
On the last day we walked past a temple that looked like they were having a party so we invited ourselves in. It turned out it was ...
... br> ‘……but you can call me Nut’. No point me asking if his second name is Case!
He’d never get it.
A few kilometres in Bangkok at nine am is the same
distance as a few kilometres anywhere but can take considerably longer. It is often
quicker to walk if the distance is not too far. I really can’t believe that
I’ve never seen an accident in this City. Every centimetre of tarmac is covered
by cars, ...
... mossies and who knows what else? they handed me the key and a big can of insect killer lol. It did have a hot shower though which was needed as it's decidedly cooler this far north. We agreed to meet back up in half hour to go for a walkabout and something to eat not before thoroughly spraying the room on my way out. Walking the streets was an eye opener, I was in Chiang Mai 5 years ago and didn't remember it being seedy, not this seedy ...
Other places to stay in Chiang Mai
Prapokklao Road Soi 8, Muang, Prasing, Chiang Mai, 50100, Chiang Mai | Innfrom $10
30/1, Soi 6 Moonmuang Rd , Chiang Mai | Innfrom $7
Santa Maria Novella, Chiang Mai | 3 star innfrom $63
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1 Soi 2 Arak Rd., Sri Phom, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Chiang Mai | 2 star innfrom $20
209/2 Chiangmai-hod Road , Chiang Mai | 3 star innfrom $29
20/3 Huay Kaew Rd., Chiang Mai | 3 star innfrom $30
145 Moo 14, Soi Suthep 7, Suthep Rd., Chiang Mai | Innfrom $13