Chang Mai, Chang Rai, and Chang beer

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June 29th 2008
Published: June 29th 2008
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Notice the full bottle of rum!
We caught the train north stopping in lopburi in the hopes of finding some monkeys but only managed to find a reggae bar and a bottle of rum. It was my birthday and i had a 10 hour train journey ahead so we thought we may as well do it in style. (see pictures of the celebration). We arrived in Chang mai and had a day of sight seeing and then jumped straight into a 3 day 2 night trek... which consisted of Elephant riding jungle trekking and bamboo rafting. Sonia and i had a great time but I will let the photos do the talking, none of the rafting as the camera would have got wet 😞.. I have had a few issues at meal time and I met a person who has solely attributed it to the chang beer to I have switched to the lesser tasty singa to see how we go I will let everyone know the results after more testing!! The group we had for the tour i must say was fantastic tho... 2 canadians, two french people, 3 spaniards, 2 beligians, 2 irish and and Australian and a colombian there might have been an american
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Notice the almost empty bottle of rum. This mind you in a tidy 1 and a half hours... haha
in there as well. Everybody spoke about 2 languages each which made for some pretty crazy times and in those lapses we were entertained by andres's magic tricks. I will let sonia write up some details in spanish as the spaniards may have a read of this blog haha (jaja). Today we have finished the long neck tour which was interesting but more markets and more spending!

Tomorrow we have a cooking school so we will have to see how that goes... can't be that bad (hopefully)

only 1 week now till my holiday is once again over but we seem to be making the most of things.


6.5 grados de alcohol y muy buen sabor .. es la cerveza mas popular de thailandia.. me recuerda un poco a mi cerveza brava alla en colombia. Dios la tenga en su gloria jaja.. nos encontramos ahora despues de una fallida excursion a el pueblo de lso monos donde al parecer aunque todo el mundo los vio nosotros solo vimos un bar reggae.. no esta mal ya que estabamos de celebracion de cumplea;os y ante la negativa de vendernos un coktail decidimos comprar la botella
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entera..... en fin..
Chiang mai es el lugar paerfecto para aquellos que aman la caminata , el airte libre, quieran experimentar un paseo en elefante y tomar el lado mas salvaje de thailandia.. tambien es el lugar de la villa de las mujeres de cuello largo conocido como chiang rai y el lugar de la granja de orquideas y mariposas donde por algo asi como 30 dolares pouedes comprar aretes collares y cualquier accesorio con una de ellas .. bastante lindo y original la verdad.

El trekking de 3 dias es increible y si tienen un dia extra como nosotros pueden tomasr una clase de cocina en the best cooking thai class donde aprenden a hacer currys, sopas pro algo asi como 1000 baths y despues para bien o para mal se come uno todo lo que prepara... ahora preparamos viaje a cambodia y al fin cambiamos de pais despues de un mes...

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yes we bought this hat

8th July 2008

hermana que buenas fotos!!!! los dos se ven muy bonitos en la foto con el elefante!!!muy buen tocado en la cabesita!!!;)

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