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Blogging from Chiang Rai.

I’m now blogging from my hotel lobby in Chiang Rai. Just got back from a 2 hour traditional Thai massage which had managed to knead away the aches and pains from the previous massages I had been receiving daily. Yes life is pretty good.

Chiang Mai Zoo
In a tram at Chiang Mai Zoo.

I spent two days in Chiang Mai where I saw a couple of temples and the cutest elephants. Do you know that you pay to learn to become a frekin’ elephant whisperer?? Okay, I made that term up but you get my gist…you could pay to learn to command and communicate with elephants at this elephant sanctuary. More on that after I get home to my big and lovely laptop (my fingers are aching already from typing on the eeepc).

Elephants painted this, I kid you not. Going for 500 baht each.

Thailand is a much more animal friendly country than Malaysia, every stray that I’ve come across looked well fed and pretty happy. Though I was nearly driven to tears just a while ago seeing a couple of sad looking puppies being sold by the cages at the night market. Needless to say every animal that I’ve chanced upon reminds me of Charlie including a mean looking white Siberian tiger. So bite me, I miss my dog :P

Am going to the infamous Golden Triangle, the motherland of opium trade tomorrow and to have lunch by the Mekong River. Then will be in Bangkok the day after, And don’t know when will I blog again so take care!

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12 Responses to Blogging from Chiang Rai.

  1. Ummibee July 11, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    Wow! Elephants painted those? Wow! OMG! That is so amazing,

    (I hope I’m not being gullible to a joke…. :)

    Enjoy your Thai trip!

  2. Mellissa July 11, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    KY and I saw puppies being sold in Chatuchak, big fluffy Golden Retrievers puppies, totally almost took them all home :X

  3. aeroplane1234 July 11, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    i wonder bring home Rm50 bux painting what people gonna do about it…. put up on the wall they think it’s painted by ur kid. frame it up people thin u have lousy sense of art. only thing is u feel pitty about the elephants just to contribute to them as donation – but the elephant dont get to spend that Rm50 anyway woh.!

  4. Simple Motel July 12, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    Nice to meet u in Chiang Mai, me already at KL home while u still at Bangkok.
    Keep in touch ya.

  5. Myhorng July 13, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    artistic elephant u saw. cannot believe it lor.

  6. KY July 13, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Time to bring emocharlie for a bangkok trip? :D

  7. Big Pumpkin July 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    I have been to Chiang Mai many……times. Love it! The elephant art is pretty slick, huh? You’ve really got to see it to believe it. We bought a few pieces home over the years and I’ve made a note at every right hand corner to signify that they have been painted by real life ELEPHANTS!

    You didn’t say anything about the glorious food….??

  8. Huai Bin July 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Hmph…going on vacation when normal folks are working ought to be illegal. ;)

    RM 50 for an elephant painting isn’t bad. :)

  9. ernie teh July 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    nice to meet you, kimberly!

  10. aeroplane1234 July 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    how does the elephant whisper goes ? ..”moo…..” ?

  11. Mike Yip July 22, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    How come you look so tired inthe first pic?

  12. mafiaking January 14, 2010 at 1:02 am #


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