The Amateur Traveler talks to Eric about his recent trip, his first trip, to Thailand. Learn about the Royal Palace, Temples, water taxies, an elephant park, the Chiang Mia Flower Festival, and Parade, and attending a Thai Cooking School.
Eric says, “my wife and I have traveled in western Europe a good bit. We decided we wanted to go someplace really different and the first thing that came to mind was Asia. I have always wanted to go to Asia. We picked Thailand honestly because we heard it was one of the easier places to go for your first time in Asia and also for the fact that it’s really affordable.”
The highlight of the trip was a visit to the Elephant nature park near Chiang Mai. This is not a place that puts elephants on show while threatening them with pointed sticks nor even lets you ride on the elephants. This is a place more about caring for than exploiting elephants.
They also enjoyed a cooking class they did in Chiang May. “We really enjoyed Chiang May more than Bangkok. Bangkok is very interesting. It has a lot of things to see but Chiang May was a little more relaxed. A little nicer really.”
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