Cooking Thai Style in Chiang Mai
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The train journey from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was pretty much an all day event, starting at 8.30am and arriving 12 hrs later. Much prefered the day journey, gave us an opportunity to see some sweet little towns, farmers working in the rice fields and plenty more temples on the way.
Upon arrival we were pretty keen to just crash, unfortunately though we managed to book ourselves into probaby the worst guesthouse....ever! We've had some basic accommodation before which is fine, but unsanitary is not! We managed to last that night, but we swiftly decided to move on the following night.
Rather than sight seeing, our first 2 days in Chiang Mai were booked on a Thai Cookery course.
Our third day in Chiang Mai was spent wandering around the infamous Chiang Mai Zoo - the panda bears were a big highlight for me. Watching this big bear all of a sudden lumber himself up from sleep to grab some bamboo and a deck chair and start munching was really funny - he was like Homer Simpson! I think Neil liked the big cats the best - particularly since he managed to feed a Jaguar a massive hunk of meat. In the afternoon we went to a beautiful temple just outside of the city - was a 30 min drive straight up so we had a beautiful view when we got the the top.
Before heading off to Pai, our last day was spent organising the logistics of the rest of our trip in SE Asia and sorting out the first few days in Oz.