Day 2: Chiang Mai. No Rain.

Bangkok --> Chiang Mai

The 10 hour bus ride to Chiang Mai was great. A word to the wise though, always try to get seats in the front. The ride home was 1 loop away from being an attraction at Six Flags.

From Kim's Lens:

{6 a.m. -- first of many tuk tuk rides}

{driver helping us find the hotel}

{No rooms were available for that day to put stuff in so we hit streets to look for a new hotel before our trekking tour picked us up at the original hotel. Found one, a much cooler one, just down the street that had room available ASAP. Ran to room, tossed stuff on bed, changed our 3 day old clothes, and ran back to the original hotel {Lanna House} with minutes to spare before the trekking tour to picked us up. Sorry Lanna House.}

{8:30 a.m. -- waiting for the truck. obligatory self portrait.}

{eating fruit in the back of a truck going 60 down the street}

{a lil sugar cane to start the day}

{our elephant named ola}

{the baby elephant decided to go for a dip -- he's not drowning!}

{we just kept going deeper into the jungle --after a few miles of this we were ready to get ouuuut!}


Had a quick lunch {which was super good} before heading on a hike...

{3 out of the 7 women decided wedges were just right for the 2.5 mile jungle hike. what?}

{tom the guide = coolest guy}

{flw's falling water -- thai style}


{made it to the waterfall!}

{our beijing friends were hilarious... and had "many poses"}

{jesse was inspired}

{the rapids were like class 2's but somehow jesse and i almost fell out! our beijing friend lunged for jesse. it was a sight to see!}

{i will forever remember the guides screaming "bamboo sinking!"}

I will also never forget the couple who brought their 1-year-old on the trek and were exasperated when they found out they couldn't take her RIVER RAFTING. They put up such a fuss that Tom our sweet guide was like "fine I'll just watch her!" A good reminder that not everyone has the same opinions across the globe. 

{zonedddd out}

{we stopped by a random tibetan village in the middle of thailand. they've preserved their culture so well. it was really interesting}

{i see you...}

{the village is teeny tiny}

{i usually never buy souvenirs but this lady totally got me -- i came away with a bracelet}

From Jesse's Lens:


{welcome to the jungle}

 {jurassic park butterfly}

{freakin me out!}

That night we got our first Thai massages. Amazing. Even though it was awkward walking by Lanna House every time we went somewhere. Sorry Lana House. 

Then we headed to the night bazaar. It was huge! We practiced our bartering and came out with a few goods. 

Chiang Mai was treating us well.