Veranda Chiangmai - The High Resort
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After a short layover in Bangkok, we arrived in Chiang Mai around 3PM. The weather here is perfect with lots of sun and the temperature in the high 20s. I can't ask for anything more :)
Since this was a last minute trip so not a lot of planning went into it. Over the weekend, I was focusing all my research on 5 Stars hotels in and around …
The view from the hotel is stunning in every direction. We got up early for Tai Chi classes but realized that you had to pre-book before so we headed straight to breakfast instead. Sitting by the infinity pool overlooking the surrounding mountains/hills is a good way to start a day. The breakfast is average, not the best I've had. This place feels …
... 10 quid in Trafford Centre to nibble your feet, Ive never had it done before so it was abit of a shock. Feels weird doesn't it.
On the third day we set off back down the moutain to go elephant and raft riding. At one point we were at the highest part of the moutain which was 1900m. God it was high. We arrived at the elephant village, chose an elephant, bought some bananas and jumped on. Ive seen elephants before, as I imagine alot of you have, ...
... squeezing out all the liquid. We added sugar and salt to the milk and simmered it until it was thick and syrupy. This was mixed with purple sticky rice (a Lao delicacy) and served with fresh mango, pineapple and rambutan. We climbed into the truck for the ride back into town, overly full on outstanding food, but also full of knowledge about a new cuisine that's often overlooked by the more popular foods of it's Thai and Vietnamese neighbors. Lao food definitely stands on its own ...
... we bumped into to aussi girls that had also been on our trek. The club however was awful the dj played from a bar downstairs so couldnt see the crowd and the music was so bad eveyone kept requesting songs and he just kept saying no! So we decided to leave and head home ciara wasnt feeling great either. we had planned to take a night bus to Bangkok and make our way down to Cambodia but Ciara the poor thing as it happened came down with a 24hr bug so we waited til the following ...
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