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Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
At about 2 pm, we started our 1 hour drive to the jungle outside Chiang Mai. We jumped in a songteauw-style vehicle, which is a truck with bench seats and a covered roof. On the edge of the Mae Wang river, sits Chai Lai Orchid, an elephant camp and eco-lodge. To reach the eco-lodge, one must cross a suspended bridge 30 feet above the creek. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with a bundle of bananas to meet our ...
... displayed everywhere, in homes, shops and on the street, ram the point home, as does the loudspeaker broadcast of the national anthem at 6pm when everyone stops what they are doing and stands up! But the evening was definitely the highlight of the day. I headed off to Wat Sri Suphan for more monks and meditation. The Wat is on the same road as the Saturday walking market (they close the street to traffic) in the traditional silver-making district; unsurprisingly, the ...
... one through the trees.
Amazed that they were just roaming we got out be van only to be told we could just approach any of the elephants and get to know them. We did this for 30 minutes whilst waiting for another group to arrive. There were 3 big elephants and a baby and it was amazing. We could just go up and touch them and take photos and they were all so gentle!
Once the 3 remaining people arrived we ...
... and spring onions, washed down with a glass or three
of Thai wine. Not brilliant but light and almost alcoholic.
Swimming in the rain
‘Big rain’ they call it and it certainly was last night
and most of the morning. Gene Kelly enjoyed singing in the rain and I quite enjoy
swimming in the rain. It’s warm and you get wet either way. The roofs have no
gutters; they wouldn’t catch this rain anyway, so you can ...
... need it over here due to the amount of dodgy traffic - dodgy traffic clearly including me!).
Arrived back in town at around 5pm and took the bike back to the hire shop. Was expecting a bill of up to 3,000 baht (about 60 quid) but it turned out to only cost me 700 baht - how the hell they can repair anything that cheap I have no idea - and I'm sure the fact that Bee was there helped keep the bill down.
Micha and Maria's house warming party
Went to ...