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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai September 8th 2015

First time Blogger here. I have no idea what I am doing, so bare with me. I am using this site to share my TRIP TO THAILAND with viewers like you. Also I will be typing fast and be in and out so grammar is not a concern of mine. I just want to share my thoughts as I will be traveling alone for the first time out of the country. I hope you will enjoy my entries. xo, Heather Marie... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai September 7th 2015

Bangkok 27July - 2 Aug - Bangkok Shangri-La We were met at the airport by the hotel limousine - it's the most luxurious car I've ever been in with adjustable seats and footrests in the back of the car! We were greeted at the hotel and taken straight to the lift where we had an in-room check-in. They had decorated our amazing suite with balloons and flower petal art on bed. Red roses in bedroom, bathroom and lounge! As Horizon club members we had use of the 19th floor lounge where we had breakfast and also free cocktail Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm. This basically was all you could eat and drink for 2 hours!! We ate in the in hotel Thai Retaurant on the first night as we had a complimentary meal. this was a set ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai » Doi Suthep August 16th 2015

Chiang Mai Walking Food Tour Friday 24 July - Chiang Mai Walking Food tour with our guide Rain - so much food!! Chiang Mai has over 200 wats or temples to visit. met at Wat Chiang Man in the walled city. Chiang Mai's oldest temple was established by the city's founder, Phaya Mengrai, sometime around 1296. The temple contains two famous Buddhas, which reside in the small sanctuary to the right of the main chapel. Phra Sila is a marble bas-relief Buddha that stands about 30cm high and reportedly came from Sri Lanka or India. Phra Sae Tang Khamani , a 10cm high, crystal image, is thought to have come from Lavo (Lopburi) 1800 years ago. In front of the ordination hall the stone slab, engraved in 1581, bears the earliest known reference to the city's ... read more
Our first snack from Somphett Market
Chiang Mai Food Tour - Fish at market
Durian! Smell bad but taste delicious or so we are told!

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai July 25th 2015

Nick: I'll start by owning up and saying that we didn't really get around to doing an awful lot during our few days in Chiang Mai; after our tiring three day trek in northern Laos, and the subsequent nightmare journey we had getting here, we both feeling pretty washed out and needed a few days relaxing to recharge our batteries. As such, what follows here is not necessarily a reflection of there being little to do in the town, more a result of our own disinclination to do very much! After sixteen-odd hours of travelling/waiting about, we finally arrived at our guesthouse late at night, in the midst of a tropical downpour. By the time we'd checked in, hung out all of our soggy backpack contents (the entirety of which were damp either from trekking-related sweat ... read more
Off to pick up the groceries...
Our guide, Yam, explaining the various ingredients to us
The marketplace

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Wiang Pa Pao July 15th 2015

Tuesday (7/7/15) morning I'm up super early again but am finally able to go back to sleep. I sleep until almost 7 am and I'm so happy. The little things in life. We have breakfast and the a teacher picks us up. We're now just 3 volunteers so we are all going to the same school to teach today. It's a planned full day and I'm excited about it! We drive about 15 and then arrive at a big school. When you enter there is an elaborate wall and gate. Some of it is made out of colored stone. Other parts look like a temple woth the white walls and decorative red and gold tops. The grounds are beautiful! There is a massive tree on one side and plenty of medium size trees to fill in ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Wiang Pa Pao July 15th 2015

Wednesday 7/8/15: Slept great last night and woke up with a lot of energy. Apparently the clouds did as well. During breakfast it ended up absolutely pouring down rain. Due to the weather, we were not going to the pre-school for the morning session. Kate said that Thais don't like the rain. I interpreted this as, they don't like to drive in the rain. So, as an alternative we loaded up into the back of Aum's pick up truck, rain coat on and drove to the White Cup Coffee shop. This was quite a treat! We settled in on the patio and I ordered an espresso and chocolate mouse cake. I'm definitely a girl that can't resist cake! As we ate and chatted we enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. I wrote in blog, some read, some ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Wiang Pa Pao July 9th 2015

A big part of this trip is to dive into the cummunity and give back. I decided to donate my time and volunteer with Tree Top Country in the Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand. So bright and early on Sunday morning I woke up and headed out for the airport. I took a mini van shuttle to the airport and literally thought I was going to die. The driving is tailgating so close on the freeway and driving so fast and weaving in and out of traffic like a crazy man. After 45 min of this, I'm very happy to arrive at the airport. I get all checked in and have plenty of time prior to my flight. This is the older airport in Bangkok and I enjoy the funniness of the food. Starbucks. McDonalds. ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Sot July 6th 2015

Short holiday to renew my visa.... read more
From Thailand to Myanmar
Burmese snack
Back to Thailand

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Pai June 20th 2015

Word on the street is that in the midst of North-Western Thailand, over the hills, beyond the hustle and bustle of city life, lies a colourful hippy paradise, home to many settled tourists and wander-lusting backpackers. Having heard this particular rumour, my friends and I decided to investigate for ourselves. As we entered Pai,located in the Mae Hong Son Province, I was reassured that this rumour was in fact, truth. The hostel in which we spent each night was like no other hostel I have seen before. Named Pai Circus School and Resort, due to the circus training school provided on the grounds, the hostel was energetic, spacious and lively. Each room was in the form of an individual cabin for 2, 6 or ten guests. Although they appeared to be cosy and cute during the ... read more
My First Bamboo Tattoo
Art in Chai Cafe
Bikers

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Pai June 11th 2015

Thai Jungle, Five tourists and an ex Burmese rebel Having anticipated a relatively easy stroll along a well trodden path I was quite surprised to find myself pushing my way through waist high grass following the porter in front, vigorously cutting down bamboo with a machete. We trekked along slanted narrow paths and up steep verges, having to be careful not to accidentally tread on crumbling rocks. We walked on blissfully unaware that we had trodden over a green vermont snake camouflaged on the pathway. Our guide eagerly called us back to have a look and quickly informed us that its bite is so poisonous it would kill you in a matter of hours if left untreated! We stopped at a gushing 50 metre high waterfall for lunch consisting of pork mince, sticky rice and fish ... read more
Having lunch by the waterfall
Rice in bamboo leaf




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