AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Chiang Mai: Gardens & 3D Fun


Posted on Jan 19, 2014

Our final day in Chiang Mai and the first order of  business for the day is to get bus tickets for tomorrow to Sukhothai. Most of the hotels and tour companies around us sell the tickets for about 380 baht. We’ve looked online and know the price is 240 baht, so we decide to hire a moped and go to the bus station and buy the tickets directly (for some reason in almost every Asian city we’ve been to the bus station is always...

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Chiang Mai: Bike & Hike


Posted on Jan 18, 2014

Finding good hiking in Thailand is proving to be quite difficult. It is either a big, expensive, multi-day, group tour or a one day hike which is only a few hours walking and then padded with trips to ethnic villages where hikers can stare at ‘different’ people, usually elephant rides are added on, etc. We managed to find a company which did do proper full day hiking but at £40+ that made us more determined to find routes...

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Chiang Mai: Massage Course

Chiang Mai: Massage Course


Posted on Jan 14, 2014

A few nights ago we were sat in a restaurant and I noticed one of the posters was advertising a massage course. Up until that point neither of us had considered taking a massage course, but for some reason we suddenly decided that it was a good idea and something we should do whilst in Chiang Mai. The restaurant had WiFi so I browsed a few companies and found one which was both cheap and had good reviews. I emailed with an enquiry...

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Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon


Posted on Jan 14, 2014

About 50 miles south of Chiang Mai is the Doi Inthanon National Park which is named after Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. Conveniently there is a sealed road to the summit, so we decided it would be a good idea to ride there. Along the route are a number of waterfalls and a large temple near the summit, plus the adventure of riding the bike there and back. Our first stop was a bakery just outside the old town of Chiang...

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Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep


Posted on Jan 13, 2014

On the edge of the city of Chiang Mai is a mountain named Doi Suthep. At the top, overlooking the city is the temple of Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a site which is very sacred to Buddhists. We hired a moped for the day at set off for the temple. The ride to the temple was pretty easy going, a wide but windy road leads to the temple which is surrounded by the usual food stalls and Buddhist memorabilia tat shops. I had a curry sausage for...

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