Tag: Chiang Mai

Taking the Night Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

When it comes to public transport, I’ve finally accepted that I’m never going to be able to get any rest. It’s ok. I’ve made my peace with it. I can’t sleep on planes, buses, or in cars. Don’t ask me why. I’ve learned not to take sleeping pills, because I never actually fall asleep, and just […]

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How to Ride a Scooter in Thailand (and not die)

If you’re thinking about traveling to Thailand, chances are you’re going to want to rent a scooter at some stage. While I don’t claim to be an expert, I’ve been riding a scooter in Chiang Mai on and off for six months now, and I have a few words of advice. As soon as you […]

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Watching the Muay Thai in Chiang Mai

If there’s one thing that all tourists do in Thailand, (other than drinking copious buckets on Khao San), it’s watching the Muay Thai in Chiang Mai. Last week I went down to Tha Pae gate, and to be honest I was prepared to be unimpressed since I’d watched it last year, and every second fight had ended in […]

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Visiting Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai (and why I will never ride an elephant)

I first read about Elephant Nature Park on a blog called dtravelsround two years ago while I was living in the United States. After doing some research into the plight of the Asian elephant, I vowed never to ride an elephant, but instead I would visit this sanctuary and see first-hand the incredible work the volunteers are […]

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