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Amazing, in a word. I spent two weeks in the north, one week in the south and a little over a week in Bangkok, but I probably could have spent several months here. Thailand is a wonderful place to visit, because it has just enough of the ammenities of home to make travel easy, but it is still undeveloped enough to make travel inexpensive. It also offers some of the most amazing scenery of any of the countries I've visited so far. If you've never been here, buy a ticket tomorrow.


Bangkok is located almost in the center of the Thailand and is Thailand's largest city, Chiang Mai in the north is second largest. The city is an exciting and hectic place and is easily overwhelming to new travelers. There are quite a few things to see here, such as the Grand Palace (From the King and I), Wat Pho (The reclining Buddha), Jim Thompsons House (famous American entrepenuer, gone missing), Golden Buddha (made of solid gold), and many many Wats.

Thailand's largest reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.

Reclining Buddha

Grand Palace

Grand Palace (Gnome)

Jim Thompson's House

Thai boxing cats

Chang Mai

Cooking class

First thing I did when I got to Chiang Mai was take a cooking class.

My papaya salad with tomatoe flower


We took a trek up near Pai about 60km from the Burmese border.

Trekking to the waterfall

The trekking crew and Mr. Goo

Foot bridge

Warming thy ass

Singing in the hill tribes

It gets cold up in them there hills

Elephant dock

Elephant riding

Bamboo rafting


Around town

After the trek I decided to do a little sightseeing around Chiang Mai.

Left to right (Jezz, Sam, Briony, Raichel, Me, Helen)

Chedi Luang at sunset

Sketchy construction

Wat Chedi Luang

Artistic elephant

Doi Suthep

Entrance to Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep monk and bells

Doi Suthep


Mountain biking

This is the coffee plantation we stopped at on our downhill mountain biking trip.

Coffee plantation

Mountain biking group, from left to right (Aidan, Tom, Alex, Me)

Rock climbing

Rock climbing is great in Chiang Mai and not as crowded as in Krabi.

Crazy Horse climbing

Taking a rest from climbing

Climbing Crazy Horse

Dried bamboo trees

Watched a Thai boxing match on my second to the last day, brutal.

Thai boxing

Doi Suthep

Entrance to Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep monk and bells

Doi Suthep


Streetside bar, from left to right (Pep, Sam, Lou, & Jezz)

Rooftop raggae bar

I finally found my no Durian picture. Durian is a stinky fruit that they don't let into a lot of places, as you can see.

No Durian

Rai Leh

Rai Leh is an area near Krabi that is isolated along the water by towering limestone cliffs, which make it secluded, only reachable by boat and an excellent place for rock climbing.

Sunset at Tham Phra Nang

My hut in Rai Leh

My flaming dinner in Rai Leh

Fire dancers in Rai Leh

Rubber band soup

The climbing here is absolutely amazing, it's kind of bizarre to be climbing on a gigantic stalagtite a meter from the rock face, but incredibly cool. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that one.

Climbing in Ton Sai

Getting out of the water after a refreshing swim at sunset

Drinks on the beach

Ayelet, Noa and I

Above West Rai Leh

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