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A 30-hour layover in Bangkok on our way to Bhutan? Sounds like it’s time for another food tour! Unfortunately, this tour was one of the more lackluster ones that we’ve done. There was some good food, but no real feeling … Continue reading
Our last day in Thailand was pretty quiet; I spent most of it cleaning up my photos and starting to write up my blog posts, but I have to give a quick write-up to the fantastic River Market Restaurant, a … Continue reading
Next up: another sticky rice treat wrapped in banana leaf, and then fresh coconut ice cream that tasted like it just had fresh coconut and ice in it – it was incredibly refreshing and light.
On our last full day, we did a food and walking tour of Old City Chiang Mai with my parents. We met our guide Day at Wat Chiang Man, and a young Australian couple joined us on the tour; it … Continue reading
We had signed up for a tour of a local flower market and a longtail boat cruise up the Mae Ping River to a local farm. Our guide Montree met us at Smith Suites and walked with us up to … Continue reading
After breakfast, we were in the mood to try a Thai massage, so Mom directed us to Lila Thai Massage, a really great business that gives newly released female prison inmates a 180-hour training course in massage.
Oh look, another temple! Ken next took us to Wat Haus Pla Kung, a temple with a strong Chinese influence. There was an enormous statue of the (a?) goddess of mercy, visible well before we arrived at the temple. There … Continue reading
Our next stop was Wat Rong Khun, better known to Westerners as the “White Temple.” This temple was packed with tourists, and had much more of a Disneyworld feel to it. Nevertheless, it was stunning, and Ken did a great … Continue reading
Friday morning, we had a 7am pickup for a private tour to several Chiang Rai temples. I got up at 6 and got ready, then checked with Domingos to see if he felt well enough to go. Luckily, he was … Continue reading
The day after Christmas started with a very exciting breakfast. As usual, we were eating at a table in the open air restaurant by the pool. Near the end of our breakfast, a large monkey came running into the restaurant … Continue reading
On Christmas Day, we booked a private longtail boat tour for the day. A songthaew came and picked us up shortly after 8, and we were driven to the pier in Lanta Old Town. Our guide Amin, who met us … Continue reading