Category Archives for Thailand

Chiang Mai – cooking classes and mountain biking.

When I had finished my week at the elephant park I went back to Chiang Mai. I found a nice hotel with a swimming pool, and stayed there with some of the other people from the park. The Sunday night in town was pretty good, going to the market with the same people I spent […]

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Photo Essay – Elephant Nature Park

I stayed as a volunteer in the Elephant Nature Park which is situated in Mae Tang Valley, about 60 kilometres north of Chiang Mai. The elephants in the park are encouraged to live as natural life as possible, only eat, sleep and play. All the elephants are rescued from different places where they didn´t have […]

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Elephant Nature Park: elephant Haven

Once or twice a week elephants are taken even further into the jungle and up in the mountains, to elephant haven. It is a really beautiful spot. We were a group of thirteen walking with the elephants up there and spend the night under a roof on a pole floor. Walking with the elephants are […]

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Life in the Elephant Nature Park

We arrived in the park in a kind of caotic day, because a big group was staying an extra day. So we were shown around the park and had a lot of information the first day, then we were stowed three people in small rooms for the first night. Very basic accommodation with bed and […]

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Elephant Nature Park – one week as a volunteer

Monday morning I was picked up to go to Elephant nature park. After picking up more people around the city we went to the main office for registration and to pay and get tshirts. Like everywhere else things looked pretty unorganized, we signed on four different lists to four different people, and when we asked […]

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Going solo: first stop Chiang Mai

I left Phuket at Saturday, and headed for Chiang Mai – it was time to go solo. So – my first half of the vacation is over, and now I´m on my own for three weeks! It´s abit scary, it is the very first time I travel alone, and the feeling of lonelyness was terrifying […]

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Photo Essay – Sinbi Muay Thai

I stayed at Sinbi Muay Thai training kickboxing winter 2007. I really enjoyed my time there – all though it was togh training twice a day. The area was quiet, nice and not crowded with people everywhere – as long as you stayed away from Kata and Patong. The trainers were great, and fun listening to. […]

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Sinbi Muay Thai

We have booked in for training at Sinbi Muay Thai for ten days. It is two sessions a day, 7-9:30 in the morning, and then the afternoon session from 16-18:30. Now we have been training for two days. I really like the camp, the rooms are ok, it’s a nice area, and not much tourists […]

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By bus from Bangkok to Phuket – same, same…but different!

The 25th we were one the road to Phuket and Sinbi Muay Thai by bus from Bangkok to Phuket. We had booked a bus ticket at a travel agency right by our hotel, and we were promised VIP bus with air condition and the best seats, and a 16 hours trip. Well, it´s not always […]

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Where to stay: New Siam II (Bangkok, Thailand – 2007)

New Siam II is situated in Banglamphu, the backpacker area in Bangkok. A nice hotel with good rooms and a small swimming pool, placed in a small and quite street.I really liked to sit outside relaxing by the swimming pool, and I loved to find a quiet place to sleep in a general noicy town. Another good […]

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