The Moat: A Royal Pain in the Orchid January 19th 2007 My hope in writing this entry is that it will be found, some day, and that it may prevent even one innocent tourist from coming, naive and unsuspecting, to Chiang Mai.
Jen and I arrived at Chiang Mai train station from Bangkok on the Number 51 overnight train. We left Bangkok on Tuesday evening at 22:00, having booked passage on a Second Class Sleeper Car (fan only, no air-con, please). The tri ... 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
Wanting to skip a Canadian winter, Jen and I are off to Southeast Asia. I will be writing this travel journal, and my interpretaion of events might be somewhat biased. Therefore, for the sake of objectivity, I invite you to also visit Jen's web site at http://jennflem.spaces.live.com/
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