Adventures of George and Heidi

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Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, Chiang Mai

by Heidi

We weren’t sure what to do on our fourth day in Chiang Mai, since we’d gained an extra day there by skipping Sukothai.  I looked on Trip Adviser, and the top recommended activities in Chiang Mai were cooking classes.  We signed up online for a class at Siam Rice.  We each got to choose a […]

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Elephants really can paint!

by Heidi

We had seen a video on youtube of an elephant painting an elephant holding a flower.  We were still skeptical, since the video camera was so zoomed in that you couldn’t really tell if it was the elephant that was painting.  When I found out that Maesa Elephant Training Camp in Chiang Mai has elephants […]

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Thai Silk Village, Co.

by Heidi

On our second day we headed off to San Kampaegn Road to look for traditional cotton and silk weaving.  The driver from our hotel dropped us off at Thai Silk Village, Co.  The store had an area showing the steps for making silk and a large show room of expensive silk clothing. Right before George […]

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

by Heidi

We barely made it up to Doi Suthep before the sun set.  From Wat Phra Singh we walked to Huay Kaew road that heads up to Doi Suthep.  We had to cross the road (6 lanes) twice and it took about 10 minutes the first time just to get enough of a clearing to cross.  […]

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Wat Phra Singh

by Heidi

Wat Phra Singh is touted in our lonely planet guide book as “the real star amid the inner city’s soaring stupas, and a perfect example of Lanna architecture.”  However, we weren’t that impressed.  Maybe after seeing the Grand Palace in Bangkok one is not easily impressed by other Thai temples (or maybe we were just […]

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