(WARNING: Images of live fish 02:06-02:11. Some viewers may find that difficult, so…)
My husband (aka Babyman) (that’s right) and I recently went on our 2.5-week honeymoon to THAILAND, a splendid, vibrant and fascinating country. The stops on our honeymoon were:
• Bangkok – exciting, animated city
• Chiang Mai –SONGKRAN FESTIVAL aka The Biggest Water Fight in the World
• Koh Yao Yai – water sports galore
• Krabi – relaxing beach luxury
We booked most of our trip including the activities through Trailfinders (though this is NOT an ad!), who were great!
In this video, I take you to Chiang Mai, a beautiful city in Northern Thailand surrounded by hills and mountains.
We stayed at the stunning 4* Viang Luang Resort, where traditional Thai décor meets luxury (http://viangluangresort.com/).
On our first day, we visited Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, an opulent temple atop a hill, home to an impressive Naga Serpent Staircase, with incredible views of Chiang Mai. We then went to a relaxing Aromatherapy Oil massage at Zabai Thai Massage & Spa (http://zabaithai.com/) where we had a relaxing massage.
Wandering around the city, we got COMPLETELT SOAKED: Chiang Mai is renowned for hosting the BIGGEST WATER FIGHT IN THE WORLD during Songkran Festival (Thai New Year Water Festival, 13-17 April 2017). During that time of the year, everyone joins in the fun, so you can forget about staying dry! I filmed some of the fun, though not all, as cameras and water don’t mix.
We then spent an UNFORGETTABLE DAY caring for retired elephants at the Thai Elephant Care Centre (https://www.thaielephantcarecenter.com/) outside Chiang Mai. It seemed that the elephants were well cared for and happy, with devoted mahouts (elephant trainers). There, we fed the elephants and learned how to make elephant treats and ‘salad’. The most astonishing thing was when we made paper made from ACTUAL ELEPHANT POOP - high in fibre and environmentally friendly. We ended the day by bathing, swimming with (and getting sprayed by!) the elephants in a river, which was a memorable experience. There, we also met Marian Krueger, who is a renowned travel writer – check out her Thailand experience on her blog https://travelshopgirl.com/
On our last day, we went to a cooking class which was great fun and DELICIOUS. We got into a pickup truck that took us on a scenic route to the local market where we picked the freshest ingredients. We were then driven to the Siam Garden Cooking School (http://www.siamgardencookingschool.com/) for a group cooking class where we learned to cook a variety of dishes including the local dish Khao Soi (crispy noodle soup – SO GOOD), Pad Thai, Coconut Soups, spring rolls etc. Such a fun day and we met fellow travellers from all over the world!
MUSIC: ‘Apollo’ by The Lost Twenties https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apollo/dp/B005GTPWEY
Keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks for more Thailand Honeymoon videos! Next video: Koh Yao Yai beach paradise.
HONEYMOON PART 1: BANGKOK – FLOATING MARKETS?! https://youtu.be/e7lNVTGyWeo
Get Ready With Me in Bangkok https://youtu.be/NXrDTk-cA8g
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