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A Little Slice of Pai

December 23, 2009

Ah Pai, a little hippy town sitting in the mountains of Northern Thailand, bursting at the seams with backpackers and Thai tourists alike. The palpable laid-back feeling of Pai made it a great place to spend a few days. At night the walking streets came to life with traditional music and dancing, lanterns floating into […]

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Chiang Mai Cooking Class

December 23, 2009

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s shining star of the north, full of culture and the means to help tourists take some of that culture home with them. From a wealth of options, we chose to take a Thai cooking class and over the course of the five-hour session we learned to make some of our favorite […]

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Lanterns, Neck Coils and Betel Nut

December 16, 2009

In an attempt to escape the main tourist drag of Northern Thailand, we headed eight hours west of Chiang Mai to the town of Mae Hong Son. 1,864 curves later we arrived to find that our attempt had failed (still plenty of tourists, I don’t know what we were expecting) and the quick bite we […]

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Baby monkeys!

December 15, 2009

After three days of searching for gibbons in the wild on the Gibbon Experience and coming up short, the first thing we wanted to do in Chiang Mai was actually see some primates. At the Chiang Mai Zoo we got more than we could have possibly expected when we hopped off the tram at the […]

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Monk Chat

December 10, 2009

There are loads of Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, and at least one of them has a program called “Monk Chat” where during certain hours you can go hang out with monks and ask them questions about Buddhism while they practice their English. We sat down with a monk named Nan at a small, round […]

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More Elephants.

November 22, 2009

I just can’t get enough. I mean, look at their trunks. Share

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Nightcrawlers

November 22, 2009

Friday was our second day in Thailand and what better way to shift gears from one country to the next than to dive into the adventurously tasty local night market? Early in the day we met a group of French travelers who were also in town for the Surin Elephant Round Up. After “aperitifs” on […]

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Elephant Festival, Surin

November 21, 2009

The first day of the Elephant Round Up festivities in the town of Surin was brilliant. The main event was the Elephant Breakfast. Hundreds of meters down a long curved road, were tables full of pineapples, cucumbers, tomatoes, sugarcane, and bananas for the 280 elephants to feast on. While we waited for the elephants to […]

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