Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett’s Tour
Chiang Mai Day #5 Kennett's Tour
Sadly our last day in the incredible Chiang Mai. Here comes our last little blog of this truly wonderful short-break. Here is Chiang Mai Day #4 Kennett's Tour. And to be honest we are only showing off two things today, as we had a nice lay in, the usual delicious breakfast, Mary and I had a massage as the kids played in the pool and messed about in the sauna, we had lunch at the hotel which was a free gift. So yes last day was indeed chillax.
One of my ...
Chiang Mai Day #4 Kennett’s Tour
Chiang Mai Day #4 Kennett's Tour
Chiang Mai Day #4 Kennett's Tour, or water day as it became affectionately known. Our mate Mr Kim came and picked us up. Let's do something a little different today. Off we go to hot springs, and water parks. The hot springs are a fair jaunt out of town, but in some beautiful countryside of Thailand. This place is at Sankampaeng Hot Springs. Yep it is volcanic, yep it is smelly because of the sulphur, it's very hot too. But a VERY cool place.
It costs about ...
Chiang Mai Day #3 Kennett’s Tour
Chiang Mai Day #3 Kennett's Tour
OK today is temple time for Chiang Mai Day #3 Kennett's Tour. We had pre-booked Mr Kim again, as he really is a top bloke. Off to the mountains today for an adventure, with the key item to explore being Wat Prathat Doi Suthep Rajvoravihara (wow, say that after a few Singha's). This is a mountain top Buddhist Wat (temple), and is flocked to by tourists, and you will see why shortly.
First up we have to leave the hotel, and Mum asks Jude and I to collect her hat ...
Chiang Mai Day #2 Kennett’s Tour
Chiang Mai Day #2 Kennett's Tour
And here with go with Chiang Mai Day #2 Kennett's Tour. I am calling this one The Day of Firsts, which will become evident as you read on. What a day. We started it off with a nice lay-in, followed by a superb buffet breakfast at The Empress Hotel. I have to say I ate the very best congee I have ever had, and continued to have day after day it was that good. I think the big difference here was that they use pork, and chicken stock not water. It's killer! Add ...
Chiang Mai Day #1 Kennett’s Tour
Chiang Mai Day #1 Kennett's Tour
We needed a family break. I have done so much traveling myself this year, but sadly it has all been alone with work. I was chatting with a client over a few beers one evening, and we got on to travel and me being a foodie. James said; "In that case you simply must go to Chiang Mai, as that is the place I have had some of the very best food ever!" I was sold, I booked immediately and so started Chiang Mai Day #1 Kennett's Tour. We checked in to The Empress ...