Marc & Lisy's little adventure travel blog

These Asian elephants were the bulldozers of the ancient Thai people- they...

Rice fields are everywhere- we learned that Thailand is the world's largest...

We got nowhere fast on this guy. He stopped to eat anything...

Mmmm- more food. Sometimes he would even pull entire trees down to...

Elephants love bananas. His trunk is like a wet vacuum hose- but...

Here are some more people from our group- their elephants were eating...

A drive through in the jungle- beer for the tourists and food...

The jungle is thick and lush here.

Rice has to be the most beautiful crop. The fields are so...

Feed me more!! Notice his spiky little hair cut!

Mamma and a little (several hundred pound)baby.

Lisy saying farewell to our trusty elephant.

A little tribal village perched above a small river.

A hilltribe woman weaving cloth in the traditonal way. This village is...

Here is our group. A couple from England, and a guy from...

A waterfall tucked away in the forest.

There were beautiful views all over.

A close-up of the waterfall. Our guide wouldn't let us jump off...

Is this bridge sturdy??

Marc trying to swim upstream. It was like a high speed treadmill.

Another little village. You can see their crops- rice and bananas.

This is the holy site in the village. These people came to...

Bird Flu?? Don't pet the poultry!

The jungle is so dense. It would be impossible to walk through...

Bamboo rafts. The locals use bamboo for everything- it is amazingly versitile...

Here we are , all set to go down the river. Hope...

We couldn't bring the camera on the river- but this raft actually...


After a 12 1/2 hour train ride, through endless miles of rice fields, we finally arrived in Chiang Mai. Northern Thailnd's largest city and cultural center. It is nestled at the foot of Thailand's highest mountains and surrounded by a very rainy tropical forest (jungle). We have decided to spend a good amount of time in and around this city, exploring the Thai culture and enjoying it's amazing and spicy cuisine!

On this day, we headed west of the city into the forest. We got to ride elephants (giant eating machines), adventure into some hill tribe villages, and bamboo raft down a river. It was a great time, and has got us even more excited about our time here at the edge of the infamous "Golden Triangle".

We will have a lot more entries with Chiang Mai and it's surroundings in the next week or so. Enjoy our pics-we are having a sweaty good time here!



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