Lampang to Chiang Rai.
Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
94Trip End Apr 25, 2013
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This mornings breakfast was a menu, not a buffet which put us all to pot, as we were due to leave the hotel (lampang weinglakor) at half 8 and we can eat a buffet brekky in 10 mins for maximum sleeping time, but we had to order food this morning. I had scrambled eggs on toast which was full of raw onion, so i only ate the toast anyway. We got away just on time but we hav our own mini buses now until the sleeper train back to Bangkok on fri, very nice leather seats, air con, leg room etc. 2 buses, 8 in each bus.
First stop was the elephant conservation centre! This was the best day so far. The elephants were so well trained, so clever, and just wondering around. Each elephant had its own trainer who rode about on their necks. The elephants would tilt their front leg on a side so the trainer person could use it as a step up onto their backs
Anyway I could go on for ages but we did loads today and its already 12 so need to sleep soon..
Visited a pineapple plantation afterwards with thousands of pineapples, it was an amazing sight, but I was sure pineapples grew on tree's... Apparently not! They cut the spikey tops off the pineapples and planted these again to grow more fruit after they had been cut. Best pineapple I have EVER tasted.
Had 2 baby puppies running around too which were gorgeous!
Then Visited the biggest lake in north thailand, was beautiful as the sun was setting over the mountains at the time so got sum fab pics. weird women selling birds in baskets there too.. see pics. Another 3 hrs and we arrived at chiang rai and checked in a our accomm for the night, diamond park inn. Seems very nice but bathroom tiny with shower just on the wall like a wet room... Only prob is the toilet is literally rite under the shower so everything gets absolutely soaked! Strange set up. Had steak in pepper sauce with fries for tea as getting a bit bored of noodles and rice.. Bad move, steak was like a piece of leather and only got about 6 chips... Ah well, had a big lunch so was ok.
Think that's all for now.
Ps got served by a lady boy last nite at the river side restaurant! Hahaha.