Team Zauren SouthEast Asia Trip

 
 

Bangkok Arrival

Jun. 25th, 2010

The first day we arrived we ventured to Koah San Road where we got acquainted with our neighborhood. We ate at this amazing family owned Thai “restuarant”, where the woman apologized for not speaking good English. We apologized for not speaking any Thai. Everyone we have encountered has been super helpful and friendly.



Chiang Mai Arrival

Jul. 3rd, 2010

Well we’ve arrived in Chiang Mai and so far have attended a cooking school, watched the World Cup in the middle of a closed down night market and are generally just finding our way around this new city. It is much less condensed then Bangkok, which is a nice relief. It’s to bad but we can’t photograph most of the hand crafted goodness being sold here, as the merchants and crafts people will not allow tourists to document their wares. Our elephant day will be coming soon, so check back for some great photos of us washing, riding, feeding, swimming and more with Moonpok and Saitong.

Pai

Jul. 13th, 2010

We took a long weekend and headed north to Pai, a small hippie farang (westerner) village. It took three hours in a van filled with 11 other people packed to the absolute brim. We got stuck in the way back by the luggage which kept falling on us. Mind you the roads were VERY VERY curvy, two people ended up getting ill and having to throw their bags of sick out the window as the driver would not stop. He also was doing about 55 MPH on dangerous curvy back mountain roads. We felt blessed to have stepped out of the van arriving in Pai.

We were lucky enough to head up with our two British friends we met at Muay Thai in Bangkok to Pai. We stayed at a lovely little guest house on the Pai river. Pai turned out to be a little more of a party town than we anticipated. However, we ended up renting motor bikes and exploring the beauty outside of Pai. We went on a short hike to the Pam Bok Waterfall, followed by the Pai Canyon, to the Pai Bridge (WWII memorial), ending at Tha Pai Hot Springs. We then took back roads through elephant farms and small towns to Pai. Absolutely lovely. Check out our photos below.


 

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