Baan Rai Lanna Resort
Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
... drinks, and Sammi our tour guide, gave us our
lunches, wrapped in banana leaves to enjoy at the end of our trek. Sammi was a
northern Thai, born on a small farm outside of Chaing Mai. He was extremely
flirty with me, and was not impressed with Matt's comment that we were married
(it still didn’t stop him from trying to give me a foot massage!) Although the
trek was hot, it was breath taking. Beautiful trees, wildlife and bamboo
ladders, led us up ...
... first temple, it was very big and was very different to the temples that we had been to previously. There was a monk sat at the front and had a crowd sat around him with bowls shared between 2 people. They each had bottles of water to pour in as the monk was saying their prayers and chanting. We watched for about 5 minutes as it was very interesting to see, then we looked around the rest of the temple. It was probably quite similar to a church inside.
... hot air balloon ride over the soaring Karst's and the adjoining rivers. I was petrified, my legs wer stiff the whole time, but I have to say it was a great feeling, and at least for a short while, made Natalee feel a bit more human. On the final day I hired a mountain bike and took off alone into the mountains, in search of more caves, some river fun and some exercise, and I got all three. Three days here was enough, and we decided to skip Vientiene, the capital, and ...
... gentle stroll up the road to an outdoor restaurant overlooking a reservoir. The Thai food was superb, the air was fresh and cooler than Bangkok and what amazed us the most were the beds of tulips, salvias and lilies around the restaurant..... it was like being in the flower marquee at the Spring Show in Malvern! At this time I was convinced that I'd forgotten to bring my camera battery charger and was down to one block of power so I was ...
... with just enough time to grab water and snacks before boarding. I had to run to get money and was pointed down a dirt road - terrified my boat would leave without out me I jogged with both of my heavy bags in the 35 degree heat while a stray dog barked and chased me. Local school children pointed and laughed. Have I mentioned how hung over I was? Not a pleasant moment. Once we boarded all was right with the world again and I had a lovely 4 hour ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking