Belle Villa Resort
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he told us that years ago they used elephants for working up and down the river.
The river is known as the life line of the province. There are gardens growing on the banks of the river on both sides.
the guide then took us to his home beside the river and showed us many herbs and plants and explained what each one was and what it was used for.
he then fed us a beautiful prepared snack. Sorry I ate it before I thought ...
... and hills gently rolling off them to form the horizon, and a beautiful sunset just above it on that first evening as we pulled into Chiang Rai. The roads were instantly superb, smooth and orderly and streets ahead (hehe) of those we'd become used to in Laos. It's fair to say you can feel the gulf between the development of the two nations straight away and we were looking forward to a few home comforts as we travelled further into Thailand.
Home comforts are exactly what ...
... we went to the night bazaar to haggle some goodies- We now each have a pair of good quality 'Raybans' and Sophie got some shorts too. Emma also bought a rucksack ready for a trek we have booked in two days time. As yet another treat we bought rottees which are kind of like a crepe but folded up into a parcel of yumminess! The night market was fun to look around and we are now getting the hang of what is popular to sell at markets in Thailand- baggy patterned trousers (normally ...
... bar to have a drink and Michel and I played a few games of pool. Around 12:30 we walked back to our guesthouse. 9th. We got up at 8:30, had breakfast and got our luggage ready to leave. We had arranged a cab to pick us up at 9:30 and he was there right on time. It took us 20 min to get to the airport and we payed 150. We had a coffee and waited for our flight of 1 o'clock. Our flight took 2 hours and we landed just after 3 in ...
... own Mahout who gave the commands to the elephant. No coercion was made. Each elephant is brought up with a nominated Mahout.
We were given a short presentation on some aspects of elephant life. Eating is the main preoccupation. They have to consume 150Kg of vegetable matter per day. Each day the Karen have to find the elephant this is done by help of a bell hung round their neck and a GPS chip contained above the bell. This is necessary as ...