Muang Kued Village Homestay
Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... but it was quite a tasty dish. Once each of us finished his/her lunch we were ready to start our famous trek. We were supposed to walk for 3 hours. We didnīt check the time even once but it definitely didnīt feel like 3 hours. I mean some people were seriously dying because the first part was quite steep. It was necessary to stop every 10 minutes and draw a breath. Our guide was very cute and he tried to make the trek more entertaining by making different things out of ...
... foot out of chaing mai train station and it's still the same crack with Tuk Tuk drivers-(Thai accent) Tuk Tuk hey I give you lift, I do good price for you, I give you a good price my friend, Tuk ride, I take you in my Tuk where you going. The trick is to pick the Tuk Tuk driver who wants to take you the most, then the price the guy says to you cut it by a third with a cheeky smile on your face and then bartering begins. Later that night we ventured out for out first evening ...
... on the night. Following a so-so meal we had 30 minute massages within the Bazaar. I opted for the neck, back, and shoulders massage this time. Health and Safety would have a feel day with the manoeuvres these women do, and the way they hold themselves, climbing on you, under you, over you, puling everything in every direction.
I felt horrible during, but so relaxed after. Following our massages rain put a "damper" on the evening and we opted for an early night.
We arrived in Chiang Mai on an early bus from Chiang Rai taking just over 3 hours. It was a windy road but we managed to sleep most of the way. Unfortunately the girl behind us was sick from it.
Getting off at the bus station we headed for a minivan. The bus station is a fair distance from the walled centre of Chiang Mai so we spent another 15 mins on the road. But at 20 Baht per person, 40p, it wasn't a problem.
We had already found a place online ...
... me a little until I
discovered that my sumptuously spacious room cost $90 a day.
‘One more ciggy and then we’ll go.’ Jonathan appears to
be a chain smoker but said he only smokes twenty a day. Must be all at the same
time! The family were almost ready so I watched cartoons on the TV with Ruen.
She’d obviously worked out that I’m not Chinese as I could understand
everything she said. ‘Are we all ...