group outing around reclining budda and overnight train from hua lam pong
we arrived late buy 4 hours to chiang mai as th train stopped overnight, but when we arrived to out hotel (serenity hotel) we had a choice of what we wanted to do. we all did the elephant hospital where we had our pictures taken and got to feel them, the elephants also put on a show (so to speak) where they didi paintin, dancing and played football, it was amazing to see these creatures being so gental. we also decided to go to the Doi suthep temple where we met the monks and overlooked chiang mai..... what a view! after enjoying our day out we headed towards the trek shop to get essentials ie toilet roll! and insect repelants etc etc... then for the evening tony (our guide) took us out for a meal.
we leave the hotel at 9 and head towards the mhok fha waterfall where we got to chill and dive in and out og the waterfall, it was amazin!! so chilled and peacefull. from there we went to a local reastaurant. around 2.00 we set of trecking for around 2-2and 1/2 hours to baan-mae-jog village where we stayed on baboo platted bed and hung out around the village and camp fire where we learned the elephant song from mr siange late into the night and played tricked.
left the village at 8.30am to start treking from ban-mae-jog to huay-nam-dang the elephant camp around 4 hours treking in hot sunshine. then lunch, then we got to ride the elephants (1 and 1/2 hours) to pa-khao-laam village where we met the kids at the school and looked around. on arrivel to the village we jumped in to the mae-tang river to wash for dinner and cool off after the days trek. at the night we played games and star gaised.
we started heading back on bamboo rafts that the villagers had made the night before, for us. we worked ourway down the river, (taking it in turns to stear the raft.... it was sooo cool! and really cold water) for about 3 and 1/2 hours to the village of sob-kai (shan village) had lunch and then took a large tuk tuk for 2 hours back to chiang mai to the hotel where we went out for dinner and hung out at the local markets.
took the morning off and chilled out to catch up with peeps and hang out at the sister hotel's pool ... very lush!! then around 3ish we headed back to the chiang mai train station to get back to bangkok, we had a wicked night on tyhe train as we found the party part of the train where music and chang beer was flowing
internet cafe to update all this! lol so gona go check in to our hotel and grab lunch so till nxt time lots of love kyle xxx
oh ! pics are on laura butterfields page as mine wont load up yet! kx