Cooking classes, hill tribe villages and elephant trekking made it to the “must do” lists of thousands of tourists coming to Chiang Mai every year. Everyone wants to learn how to cook a tom yam, see a long-neck woman and get a picture with an elephant. The choice is impressive – tens (or hundreds?) of tiny travel agencies on every corner offer all sorts of activities from 1-day trips to longer term tailored tours. Standard package: elephant ride, elephant show, bamboo rafting, visit to the Karen Long Neck village packed into one day, transportation and lunch included. Sounds good and time-efficient? We decided to dig deeper and collect more information to make sure the place we go to is really the best. Couple of hours in front of our laptop and two bottles of cold Chang later we knew, where we were heading for the most authentic elephant experience.
May 11th, 20123 Comments, ANIMALS, CITIES, THAILAND, by Masha.
Here we are – in Bangkok! After 6 weeks in China and 1 week in Hong-Kong/Macau, ready to absorb new culture, new traditions, try new food, meet new people. At that moment we didn’t know how our time in Thailand was going to be, but one thing we knew for sure from the first hours – it smelled so good!