Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Mekong River, Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos
Vang Vieng, Laos
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Took a plane from Phitsanulok,
had a layover in Bangkok and finally arrived to Chiang Mai
(that was one to many stops, but there were no direct flights,
so what to do?!). What a beautiful place, so much lush,
green trees, palms, and bamboo, truly a nature's paradise.
The area has its own complete feel, we both just found ourselves
overjoyed to be there - which showed through on our big
smiles that lasted the whole time we were in Chiang Mai.
We stayed at a cozy boutique hotel downtown, surrounded
by jungle plants and different species of orchids.
The staff and service was exceptional, especially at the
front desk. We enjoyed great dining and actually stayed
out "extra" late one evening, listening to live bands at
the Riverside. Yay - we're graduating from levels of "not-so-cool"
to "hip". Yeah right! Wishful thinking...
During our stay in Chiang
Mai, we went white water rafting, visited the night bazaar,
and of course did a little bit of shopping. We wish we had
more time to spend here but just maybe that gives us a reason
to come back and explore some more. After our short stay
we were off to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle.
White Water Rafting
Gorgeous scenery along the way to the
white water rafting area,
We are so ready to go down the river,
class 4 and 5 - bring it on!
Ahhhh... We are sandwiched between rocks.
Luckily we got out of there safely. However, shortly
after I slid out of the raft and yes, fell in the water.
Crap! There better not be any snakes swimming my way.
Rescued and still in one piece back in the raft. Thank
goodness! Well, first time for everything, isn't there?!
I knew it would happen to me...Grrrr.
Out & About
Back to our oasis in the middle of the
city. Very nice place to relax after a water-filled
day. Yes please, I'll have one of those lovely
exotic looking Margaritas!!!