The Swell

Trip Start Dec 20, 2012
Trip End Jan 07, 2013

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Where I stayed
Chiang Mai Gate Hotel
Read my review - 3/5 stars

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Monday, December 24, 2012

This morning I woke up on the sleeper train after a good night sleep and noticed that my knee was swelling. I took some inflammation pills to no avail. We took a pick-up truck ride to the hotel and checked in. afterwards we hopped on another truck and left for the Tiger Kingdom.

I had my worries about the ethical treatment of the tigers but fortunately there was nothing to worry about. The tigers were not drugged and they there not beat. You could see that the staff loved the tigers and took good care of them.

We got to eat a good thai buffet before the tigers.

Mel and I got to lay down with the tigers and take hundreds of pictures.

The tigers sleep all day and hunt at night so they are harmless during the day.
I really enjoyed my experience there.

When we got back we took a little stroll to the local market and ate some fruit.
Afterwards we had a briefing for tomorrow's trek and then we headed to the hospital to check my knee. X-ray, blood test and pescriptions=45$. I love thailand.

After the hospital We went to the night bazaar and had a pad thai and went shopping for our gift exchange.

Bargaining is part of thai culture. They will even encourage you to do so by lowering their price or asking you to make a better offer.

Mel and I bought some souvenirs and gifts for ourselves and we went back to the hotel.

I took my prescriptions and went to bed.

Merry X-mas!
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