Marisa Boutique Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Chiang Dao
Yesterday we were out on a trek through the local country side. We met our driver at 10am at our reception. He introduced himself as Coco, we had about a 30 minute drive to the mountain and we were picking up our guide Mr Moon on route. It didn't start well, when I asked what animals we might see he laughed and said insects, possibly snakes, it …
The Songkran festival in Chiang Mai was fun. Technically it didn't start until the day we were leaving on the 13th but CM is the centre for the festival and Thais flock to be there, so it all seemed to kick off a bit early. Most of the activities are based around the city moat (easy access to water being key), the focal point seemed to be the gate …
Our first trip "up country". We had a wonderful time. We had a short flight from Bkk to Chiang Mai on a discount airline where they have stadium seating. We didn't realize this so we were spread out a bit on the plane. Josey enjoyed the short flight. We traveled by van about an hour and a half north of Chiang Mai to get to our resort. It was …
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On the way to the river we stopped at a small butterfly farm and saw a few nice butterflies, we also saw many elephants along the way who were being used for tourist ...
... more tourists who were further down the hill and here the other guides invited us to drink a shot of 'battery acid' with them. We saw lots of pigs and piglets and were given a bunch of bananas, which we ended up feeding to the pigs. We passed a villager's home who had a one week old baby. Outside the house was a sort of star fashioned from dried palm leaves, which signifies that nobody apart from the family are allowed into the home until the cross is removed - ...
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