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Tablu Na Boneta! Greetings peeps, I'm getting close to the end of the road on my travels, but had one last epic adventure left in my pocket. I booked a 3 day, 2 night Hill Tribe trek with Pooh Eco Trekking. I was up early after the elephant park day at 6:30 am to begin the journey. My awesome guide, Nopoo, picked me up and we met up with the group …
Hello world. After much dithering I have found my way to the lovely northern city of Chiang Mai! It is a beautiful little city with a laid back feel set in the foot of the northern mountains. People come here to chill out, take in some culture by doing a cooking or massage class, or just viewing the ancient temples. The biggest activity out of here …
... to let elephants do their own thing and observe them. Then you can really enjoy these fascinating animals and their behaviour. They are actually very social and operate in herds. You can easily see that they help each other when an elephant is a bit distressed. They make sounds to give comfort to each other.
... Mai until about noon so, after getting a half-decent sleep, we still had lots of time to see the countryside; and through the open window of our train car was a great way to see it. We came to Chiang Mai mostly for the hiking in the hills that surround it, but we still found time to check out the night market that town is famous for. Although not quite as big as Chattuchak market in Bankok, it was huge and still a lot bigger than we thought it would be. We walked through for ...
... is great for escaping the 90 degree temperatures. High up in the mountains is easily 15 degrees cooler.
And it's not difficult to reach high up into the mountains because the roads have been for the most part awesome. I ran into one narrow pothole-infested section of road on the way to a Hmong village. Other than that, it's been smooth sailing.
The park is actually broken into sections and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDozy House Chiang Mai
Stay here. Gina and her crew are some of the kindest most friendly hosts I've ever had. Her English is great, and she will help you do whatever you want. Rates are good, and it's in the old city.
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