No Lady Men or Bar Girls Please February 27th 2007 Situated about 700km northwest of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a somewhat quaint, walled city with hundreds of mom and pop guest houses, coffee shops, bars, massage parlours and day spas littering its small alleys. With a population of about 170,300, Chiang Mai has about as many expats and farangs (foreigners) as things to do. In your spare time you can take an elephant ride, build a bamboo raft, visit ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai 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
Get Lost: SE ASIA 2007
No job. No plans. Just 5 weeks in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
This isn't meant to make you jealous or sad or angry that you are sitting in front of a computer while we float down the Mekong. Mark and I traded in months of free time to work hard toward a goalto travel. It's a choice. That's why we drive one car, so we can afford to see another part of the world. We travel to understand and experience culture. To feel small, scared, excited, humbled, but mostly, free. For that brief moment in time, we shed all responsibilityjobs, furniture, mortgages, commute t... full info