Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Back from the jungle

After three nights in Bangkok, we took a plane for Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. It's a complete change from Bangkok: the city is much smaller and quite welcoming with more bookshops and temples that you could ever visit.

We did some sightseeing in the city but our main objective was to arrange a trek in the jungle and we are actually just back from a three days trek where we visited the hilltribe villages in the region. We had a fantastic time, even if going down a small muddy path through the jungle with tennis shoes is a bit tricky... We slept in bamboo houses, drank Thai whisky with the local villagers and even did some elephant riding!

We are now getting ready for the beaches: we are taking a plane to Ko Samui in two days for one week in Koh Tao and Ko Phan Ngang.


Blogger Guillaume said...

Hey, I'm sure you'll have a great time on the beaches - Have you read The Beach by Alex Garland? Must-read for Thailand travelers ;)

1:43 PM  
Blogger Jeff D said...

I'd love to hear about where you stayed on Koh Tao, I'll be spending a week there myself (Aug 27th until Sept. 3rd)

7:57 PM  

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