Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
I had a somewhat disruptive night sleep as I thought bugs were crawling all over me, and the fan was blowing on my neck leaving me a little grumpy in the morning. I felt we were being a bit scammed at our accommodation and they tried to encourage us I exchange out Thai Baht with them. I decided to exchange a small amount ...
things get done.
The children are the best part of this experience. Living
with teenagers and toddlers is challenging but a learning experience which I am
sure I will use later on in my personal life. It took awhile for them to get to
know me and trust me. Now, we have developed a close relationship and spend
most of the day together. They have taken time to teach me Thai and to cook
local dishes. We truly live as a family ...
We stopped for two nights in Chiang Rai. As we were heading for the border crossing between Chiang Khong (Thailand) and Huay Xia (Laos), Chiang Rai was a good stop over to break up the journey. Chiang Rai is in the heart of the 'Golden Triangle', the mountainous area spanning three countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma), which is infamous for the opium trade of yesteryear. The first day we didn't have a lot of time so only managed to get to the night market. Everyone ...
... made about the influence of pop culture and the west upon Thailand and the effect it is having on their cultural identity and their religion. Unfortunately we had to infer this all ourselves, the guide pointed out famous faces but had no idea how long the temple had been open for, why the famous people were in the temple or what it meant. Of note he is a Buddhist and when we entered a temple later in the day he said he could not enter a temple without praying, he ...
Ever since I moved to Chiang Rai, I have been hearing about this mystical mountain-top peak located in Phu Chi Fa, Thailand. For months I have wanted to visit PCF, but due to the exceptionally cold winter season, I was waiting for an ideal time to go. Last weekend, Hannah and I decided to take our motos on the 4-hour journey to the mountaintop.
For me, the drive to PCF was not as exciting as it would be for others. Although it is a gorgeous ...
Other places to stay in Chiang Rai
157 Moo 18, Ban Ton Yang, Chiang Rai | Ranchfrom $47