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Chiang Mai

Elephants, Troubles, and the World’s Biggest Buffet: Surin’s Elephant Round-up

“If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.” – Seneca Nothing like getting off an overnight bus at 7:00 am (where I hardly got any sleep) and then hopping on a motorcycle taxi,… Continue Reading →

Into the Northern Mountains: Chiang Mai Trek – Day 2

← Day One   A preluded apology: I took many, many pictures of the following events. However, somewhere in between riding in the truck back to Chiang Mai and returning to Julie Guest House, I lost it along with all… Continue Reading →

Into the Northern Mountains: Chiang Mai Trek – Day 1

Day Two →   A preluded apology: I took many, many pictures of the following events. However, somewhere in between riding in the truck back to Chiang Mai and returning to Julie Guest House, I lost it along with all… Continue Reading →

The Eightfold Path Underground – the Forest Tunnels of Wat Umong

“With each day passing, what have you been doing?” – Buddha quote at Wat Umong At the base of Doi Suthep is another temple that is unlike any others I have seen in Thailand.  Taking a left off of the… Continue Reading →

To the Mountaintop Temple: Wat Doi Suthep

“A willful man will have his way . . .” -sign on the path up Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep So it probably wasn’t the smartest idea to rent and ride a motorbike up a mountainside when I have never ridden… Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai Walks in Pictures

The best way to scope out a new city?  Walk it.  And all the better if you can make it an arbitrary path. Chiang Mai has an interesting design.  The center, old city is a large square, surrounded by a… Continue Reading →

Through Floods and Foggy Mountains to Chiang Mai.

After a night amidst the foreigner chaos on Khao San and the surrounding area, I had a good portion of the day to pass until my train to Chiang Mai left around 18:00. The place I stayed overnight did not… Continue Reading →

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