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The Hut

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | Views [523]

We leave Cave Lodge, sadly and sorely, and head back to Pai. Pai is partway between Chiang Mai and Pang Mapha, and we thought staying there for a night would be a nice way to break up our return trip from PMP to Bangkok. The road from PMP to Pai is almost ... Read more >

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Photos: Pai

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery

Our overnight stay in Pai, Thailand
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Tham Lod cave

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | Views [1001]

Yesterday, I woke up extremely sore from our three cave adventure the day before. Thankful I am not actually injured, but it's still pretty difficult to get out of bed, descend stairs, or navigate a toilet. As much as I'd love a day of rest, recuperation, ... Read more >

Tags: cave lodge, thailand, tham lod cave

Waaay outside the comfort zone

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | Views [591]

If travel is supposed to bring you into experiences you would never normally have, then today I have truly travelled. We signed up for a tour of three local caves today. There were eight of us, plus our guide, Ahn. The first thing they say to me is, ... Read more >

Tags: cave lodge, caving, pang mapha, thailand

Going north to Pang Mapha, Thailand

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | Views [408]

Today we checked out of our Chiang Mai guesthouse, the Hollandra Montri, which has been our home for almost three weeks. I felt sad to leave, as we've gotten to know some great people here and have had a great time. But more adventures await us, and ... Read more >

Tags: cave lodge, pang mapha, thailand

Photos: Soppong/Pang Mapha

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery

Our time staying at Cave Lodge
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White Temple and Black House

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | Views [662]

Today Aaron and I decided to go on a day trip adventure to Chiang Rai, a three-hour bus ride northeast of Chiang Mai. We were told yesterday, during our recon mission to the bus station, that the bus left every hour from 6 AM to 6 PM. We headed out in ... Read more >

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Photos: Chiang Rai

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery

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San Kampaeng Hot Springs

Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | Views [618]

Today after class, our teacher Dot arranged for a group of us to travel outside of the city to the San Kampaeng hot springs. We were told it's a fifty-minute drive from the city, but a thirty-minute return trip due to less traffic later in the day. Aaron ... Read more >

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Prepping for massage exam

Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | Views [468]

Today we finished learning our final segment in the Thai massage sequence: the face massage. Not usually a big fan of face massage, both as giver or receiver, I thought this would be not much of a highlight of the training.  I said to myself, "Well, ... Read more >

Tags: massage class

Thai Herbal-Ball Massages

Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | Views [1050]

Ok. This is the third time I've attempted this post. Internet access is unreliable here, as is website compatibility. We've had three wonderful days of the Loy Krathong festival. Thousands of lanterns floating up into the sky from points all over the ... Read more >

Tags: loy krathong, thai herbal-ball massage

Massage class and Loy Krathong

Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | Views [700]

We have finished our third day of class at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai. There are sixteen of us in the class, and we represent nine countries: USA,  France, Germany, UK, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Argentina, Spain, and Holland. The classes ... Read more >

Tags: khom loy, loy krathong, thai massage

Photos: Chiang Mai

Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery

Sunshine Massage School and Loy Krathong
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Chiang Mai

Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | Views [493]

Ok!  Let's get caught up. Halloween found us bound for Chiang Mai on the overnight train.  Train #13, as it turned out, which we thought was pretty cool for the holiday. I wore a string of light-up pumpkin beads for my costume. We got to the ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, music, night train, shopping

Market Days and Cooking Class

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Views [384]

Eventful couple of days.  Yesterday we decided to hit one of the tourist destinations that neither of us had previously done:  the Floating Market.  We arranged with the tourist information desk at the hotel to help us arrange transport ... Read more >

Tags: cooking class, floating market, railway market

Walking Shoes and Rented Pants

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | Views [468] | Comments [1]

We are really getting to know our neighborhood!!  We are staying at the Shanghai Mansion Inn in Bangkok, which we highly recommend.  It's right in the middle of all things Chinatown, which makes it excellent in many ways.  The last two ... Read more >

Tags: thai massage, walking bangkok, wat po

Arrived in Bangkok!

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Views [383]

Looooong travel day today!!! Eleven-plus hours to Incheon South Korea airport. Decided I needed a coffee there, so we stopped at a little coffee kiosk. I usually make a rule to try the thing that looks most unusual or represents the most "local color" ... Read more >

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Photos: Bangkok

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

Aaron and Dina in Bangkok
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