Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Take Five.

The September term break will be here soon and ought to pose as a brief symbolic break away from school. I have been putting in knee-jerk effort since Week One and it’s a little tiring. But Ron is having a harder time, juggling with an average of two presentations per module (and there are five).

I managed to get S$3.98 tickets on Tiger Airways to Chiang Mai, so I will be off this Sunday for a getaway. The recent flood of 15th August left the city centre more than knee-deep in water; I’m praying for more forgiving weather. Having done Chiang Mai previously in March (and having taken it so easy), I have plans to take things up a few notches this time and visit this really nice lodge and restaurant opened by a British-Thai couple in Chiang Dao, just an hour and a half away from Chiang Mai. If I have time, I’m certainly looking forward to cooking lessons and visits to (sadly commercialized) hill tribes and practice amateur anthropology. Of course, I meant to visit Pon and hang out, taking in the city’s languid charms, relaxing dinners along the Ping River, insouciant afternoons spent in cafes…


At 1:48 AM, Blogger Ron said...

have a gd trip! :)

At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you have time. go to Mae Rim district where 'Pong Yang Ang Doi' resort & restaurant is located. also, nearby Botanical Garden, Orchid Farm (u will see whose orchids are more beautiful :) ) and Elephant camp are also worth visiting.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Dennis She said...

ron: thanks

anonymous: will def go take a look if i have the chance =)i wish i were more adventurous and headed out of Chiang Mai city proper earlier. hw were ur other Northern Thailand experiences?


At 3:37 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Hope it was fun!

I just saw Mae Rim on the news for all the flooding :/

At 6:22 PM, Blogger Dennis She said...

holy shit. it was nt a bad trip but it rained so heavily tt i was worried tt the ChiangDao-ChiangMai road would be flooded ie. cant return to Chiang Mai. thankfully, all went well, and im back in Chiang Mai right now. Many riverside communities were submerged in the flood but the roads were fine. phew. hw are you Dan? =)


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