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City of Elephants

-addicted myself to fruit shakes because they come very cheap, you don't get them in the philippines for 20 baht. when i ordered mixed fruit shake, i was like 'hey you should charge me 100 baht for this'. why? grannie was so generous. i was like 'grannie that's enough. stop shooting fruits into the blender they're already choking full.'
-the best ever spicy chicken in basil leaves served in an open street eatery in the corner, i was so sad when they closed too early i had no choice but raid 7-eleven. it would have been the best last supper.
-my first elephant ride across the river and watching them showcase their talent in sports, music and arts is entertaining
-orchid farm that houses orchids of different colors, my personal favorite is the blue violet, they're lovely, dainty first-class variety.
-i resent immigration control. period.
-i was unprepared to see so many gigantic hotels, i saw more buildings than nature which i didn't quite expect. probably i expected a lot.
-the night bazaar is so alive, the sidewalks transform into a row of merchandise from carrie underwood bootleg cd to cowboy stuff
-i love visiting their local wet and dry market in late afternoons and observe what's going on with the business. i enjoyed watching them. really. in 2 to 3 days of observation, i became aware of who attracts the most no. of customers, which business is click to public, etc.
-the city is bleeding. public transport is all red/maroon
-just because you see these colossal 5-star hotels around, it doesn't mean you can't find a pad for as low as 200 baht with tv & hot shower

  • Last visit to Chiang Mai: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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