Friendly rats, dog beatings and other fun stuff October 30th 2008 After two days in Chiang Rai, we were still recovering from our illnesses but decided we should just suck it up and get a change of scenery. We headed to the Akha Hill House, a rustic guesthouse located about 15 miles into the mountains. It's owned and operated by Akha Hill Tribe people, and sounded like a good (and cheap) opportunity to do some hiking and nature stuff. It was billed as the onl ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Rai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
After getting engaged, we left our corporate jobs in New York City to travel around the world for a year. We started in June 2008 and came back 364 days later; our trip brought us to Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Canada. We are now thoroughly infected with the travel bug, so stay tuned for future adventures!
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