(+) variety of everything, lots to do, cheap, locals very friendly, beautiful place (-) nothing major -humidity a little annoying/ thai toilets if you're at thai boxing are pretty nasty (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)
Step into another world with a 15 night trip to exotic Thailand - a land that's a full of Eastern promises that it most definitely keeps. From the gleaming sky...... more
Step into another world with a 15 night trip to exotic Thailand - a land that's a full of Eastern promises that it most definitely keeps. From the gleaming sky scrapers of Bangkok to the ancient temples, there's always something new to discover in this traveler's mecca. Here's your chance to explore three difference facets of this culturally rich country with our three centre escape that takes you from the bustle of the cities to the calm of the beach.You'll start you journey in buzzing Bangkok in a four-star, riverside hotel. Take a complimentary shuttle from Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel to the Skytrain station where you can start exploring the city's top sights. Travel in Thai-style and hop in a tuktuk to explore Asiatique the Riverfront - Bangkok's newest night market which brims with energy.Next stop is ChiangMai where you've got four nights to explore Thailand's second city. Set in the foothills of northern Thailand, ChiangMai captures the essence of what makes Thailand so unique. There are hundreds of sacred temples to explore and you're safely watched over by the majestic mountains that surround the city. You'll end your journey in Koh Samui, where you'll spend six nights at the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, set within pretty tropical gardens on a quiet stretch of Chaweng, yet still close enough for you to visit the shops, restaurants and bars if you wish. The hotel's excellent restaurant is right on the beach, serving a mixture of Thai and international dishes. The Escape Spa spreads into the garden with an outdoor Jacuzzi and an open air massage area.Good to knowPlease note that your outbound flight is overnight, so you will need to allow for one extra night away.
Bangkok Bound Butterflies In ChiangMai, Orphanages & Adrian Fisher Volume 6 [DVD] [NTSC]
Retired fireman SID is enjoying his leisure years as a prisoner to the full, taking his wife on first class trips around the world to pursue his hobby-catching...... more
Retired fireman SID is enjoying his leisure years as a prisoner to the full, taking his wife on first class trips around the world to pursue his hobby-catching butterflies. SID is off to ChiangMai to spend seven hours a day adding to his butterfly collection armed with his net and 'killing jar' to find his elusive prey. Audrey is a widow and committed Christian from Exeter. After her husband died she decided to sponsor a Thai child. Audrey is planning her third trip, only this time she is shutting up her house and going off to work at an orphanage in Pattaya. Many of the children there are babies left by their mothers who are prostitutes, something she describes as heartbreaking. Remember the guitarist from the weird late 70's early 80's group Sparks? We discover him hanging out in a bar in Ko Samui. Adrian Fisher dropped out of the pop world and washed up in Thailand some years ago. He married a Thai woman and now spends his time entertaining westerners in bars with his tales and the occasional song. Thailand is a magnet for travellers. Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok - the gateway to Thailand. But the country's beautiful tropical beaches are contrasted with a dark underbelly of sex tourism. Bangkok Bound takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and, at times, truly remarkable experiences. In the final part of the six-part series we meet a butterfly collector and a true Samaritan and rediscover an ageing British musician.
Advantages: variety of everything, lots to do, cheap, locals very friendly, beautiful place Disadvantages: nothing major - humidity a little annoying/ thai toilets if you're at thai boxing are pretty nasty
...Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to spend some time abroad in the summer to do some voluntary work and after looking around at different countries and places I settled upon Chiang Mai. I spent the whole of the month of June living and volunteering in Chiang Mai so think I have a reasonable amount to say about this lovely city. I have written about the various aspects that I feel are...
Advantages: Lovely rooms, great location, nice breakfast Disadvantages: Not believing we had booked a suite, expensive spa
...My husband and I visited this hotel on our honeymoon, earlier this year. We spent 3 nights in Bangkok, and then flew direct with Bangkok Airways to Chiang Mai. We were met at the airport and transported to the Chedi, arriving late afternoon.
We arrived at the hotel to a lovely warm welcome; we received arrival drinks and a cold towel and were sat on comfy sofas in reception to check in. We...
...Chiang Mai is one of the biggest cities in the North of Thailand and I?m lucky enough to have recently returned from there. I visited Thailand for a fortnight as a break from a trip to Singapore visiting relatives, and although I?ve been to Thailand before, this was my first trip to the North and to Chiang Mai.
I had spent 2 days in Pattaya before we set off on the journey up to Chiang Mai...