Showing posts from August, 2013

Chiang Mai Mountain Trekking

Jan 2013   My sister was picked up sharp on time for her sky adventure .  My mountain trekking tour pick up came late, more than half an hour.  The driver came with a motor bike.  Morning was chilly but another experience other than the red car or tuk-tuk . It brought me to somewhere I had never been to in the last few days.   Still some waiting.  Trucks of tourists unloaded.  But our tour consisted of 6 people only.  Plus the guide JJ, we headed to the mountain Doi Inthanon , if I remember the name right.  We first stopped at a market which was not on the itinerary.  Welcome us was a pig head.  After 20 minutes, we proceeded further.   Before I continue to write about the trip, I should introduce our guide, JJ Jungle .  He knows everything in the forest.  He showed us all the tricks and told us a lot of the plantation.  The most fabulous was the ways to enjoy the waterfall and fun.  He is very humorous.  You will never find the trip bored.  If you look for a guide, t

Chiang Mai - Street Scenes

Jan 2013     The city has wide streets.  Houses are a few levels high.  One next to each other.  Electricity wires are sometimes disturbing.  Walking between streets is kind of fun.  Many interesting scenes along the way.  You don't need to visit a temple to see monks but they are everywhere as a part of normal life.  A tailor with its companion Chiang Mai China Town  Lonesome monk  Monk friends Young monks on red car An artist at a market Chiang Mai River seen whilst cycling Chiang Mai River Chiang Mai people are friendly.  The street sculpture tells they are amusing too.      

Chiang Mai - Markets and street food

Jan 2013 We explored Chiang Mai on foot upon arrival!  Unbelievable!  Darkness, wandering around the western wall and got astray.  Hunger and tiredness.  Let's start with food and the markets.  It's on the way to the Pratu Chang Phueak gate on the north but still perhaps 200-300 metres away.  We saw a tiny noodle cart serving pork soup noodle.  Why not?  A small bite to fill up to continue the exploration. Going forward were numerous food stalls on the street.  All kinds of food, fresh and fragrant.  Groups of diners.  With just 30 Baht one can have a fried noodle.  We had pat thai.  The dish was very special, noodle and all stuff wrapped in eggs!  Delicious!  Then we went to the Saturday night market .  Full of tourists and selling stalls, mobile ones.  All kinds of goods, food and performances.   Among all the most special was a man crafting on metal.  Much work and decent outcomes.    The next day began with temples and market. 

Chiang Mai - Sky Adventure

Jan 2013 My sister was excited and appealed with the Gibbon flight, not trekking on her own feet to view the beauty of the nature.  As so, she took a 15 minutes flight whilst I went for the trekking on one of the surrounding mountains.  Car picked her up at 8am to head to the flight. It was freezing high in the sky in the morning but it should be the best timing in the day to appreciate the beauty of the landscape.  Her instructor was kind to give her a jacket.  One, two, three....... take off!  Photos speak much better than words.........