After our arduous few days in the mountains I felt that I deserved some lovely tasty dough based food. Hence a pit stop at the best pizza restaurant in Thailand – Street Pizza! I have to say, hand on heart, their pizza was actually better than some we’ve had in Italy . . . It’s tuckedContinue reading “Plug for Street Pizza!!!”
Monthly Archives: March 2014
Wat Chiang Mun
Ohhh found another Chiang Mai temple I had forgotten about! The beautiful Wat Chiang Mun with its incredible, multi coloured wall murals. Photo frenzy!!!!!! The temple has gorgeous delicate red and gold paintings. The murals were repainted in 1996 and depict the founding of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai Chedi Chang Lom is the Elephant Chedi – theContinue reading “Wat Chiang Mun”
Umbrellas. Just umbrellas.
We took a brief trip to see one of the traditional crafts of the Chiang Mai area – umbrella making! So the man had to try and look even vaguely interested in this particular outing! Here’s one of the workers mashing up the mulberry pulp to make the actual umbrella shade. Creating the bamboo spokesContinue reading “Umbrellas. Just umbrellas.”
White water and white knuckles!
After conking out at the river camp we headed onwards to our date with adventure! White water rafting on the river, something I have never done before, so why not try it in the middle of nowhere with relatively little health and safety . . . We are now back down the mountain, having steadilyContinue reading “White water and white knuckles!”
Jungle assault course
As we head towards our riverside camp we can see and feel the landscape getting warmer and wetter. We definately feel as if we are in the depths of the jungle now! Everything is an incredible, vivid shade of green and a canopy of tall trees cast dappled shadows across us as we march. OfContinue reading “Jungle assault course”
Water power and goodbyes
Having eaten our fill at the previous waterfall stop we head onto another, larger falls. Here we’ll get the chance to swim (if we dare!) However it’s quite a chilly day and, as some of us will discover, the waterfall is FREEZING! We also say goodbye to one of our guides who will make theContinue reading “Water power and goodbyes”
Waterfalls and freezing feet!
As we head further back down the hillside the scenery begins to change. It’s getting wetter, greener and defiantly more junglely! We stop for a brief refuel at another tiny village before ploughing onwards across rivers and streams. My fellow travellers manage to negotiate these things fairly easily, I however, end up feet first inContinue reading “Waterfalls and freezing feet!”
Farmland, jungles and foothills.
After having breakfast at our wooden hut home we were ready for the next stage of our little adventure. Making our way back down the mountain towards the river where we would spend the next night. We say our goodbyes to the Lahu villagers and head off. We make our way through farmland, including aContinue reading “Farmland, jungles and foothills.”
Lahu mountain village
Our mountain top village home felt truly remote from the rest of the world – we were so high up we looked down on the clouds! Over the corragated metal roofs you can see some of the scenery we’d treked through. Our home for the night is a communal room in one of the traditionalContinue reading “Lahu mountain village”
First taste of trekking
Before we start on the actual hike there is the small matter of crossing the river via a wonky cage on ropes! Wind it up and then release us!!! Cue some girly squeaks as I whizz along the wobbly rope. After arriving safely at the other side we faced a good few hours hike upContinue reading “First taste of trekking”