Sunday, December 30, 2007

Chiangmai Trip

So I've been chastized for not updating the Lair for AGES!! Been busy at work and when i'm not working, i go for vacations!! Went to Chiangmai and Phuket since my last post update.

And YES! I went to "Love At First Bite" which is known for their fabulous cheesecake and highly recommended by Ling, Matt and Egg. Managed to find the hidden place thanks for Ling's direction on his blog. All was fine until one part where he said, "go NORTH", huh?! i was halfway walking and i see that... ahh?? where is north?!?! I don't have a compass with me!! lol... it was a crossroad and my first instinct was to head up straight.. apparently that's not north! Finally found north on my third try..hahaha.. I tried their white chocolate cheesecake and chicken pie. I guess my expectation was way too high after hearing all the good stuff from friends. The cheesecake was good and decent. About the same standard as Secret Recipe cheesecake. Didn't bring my big cam out that day and all the photos are in my Dopod, which I lost on my way back from Phuket few weeks ago!

Gonna make this quick so let's go straight to the Chiangmai photos! :)

Ride this elephant for half an hour across the village. Won't say that it was a peaceful and relaxing ride since every step was like going over a huge speedbump! And of course, had to lookout for those tree branches since i was so high!

My sticker to Maetang Elephant Park for elephant riding and bamboo rafting.

Bamboo rafting down Maeteng River. After going for whitewater rafting, bamboo rafting felt like a sedated ride.

Lisu tribe village

Also went for ox-cart ride

Picture made of gemstones. Chiangmai is well-known for their umbrellas and gemstones :)

Handmade paper umbrella

Random shot at Orchid farm... yawn.. it's part of the tour or i wouldn't have bothered.

Nightmarket near Changklan Road

Tuk-tuk ride at night

Food in Chiangmai!!!

Saturday market outside this shopping mall.. err, forgot the name.. that's what i get for posting my November trip now!

Bug snack!! Silk worm, grasshopper, whirligs, bamboo worms, etc. I've eaten them ALL!! hahaha

The grasshoppers are crunchy! :P

I like the bamboo worm! Bought some back for colleagues to try!

Also ate this... looks like normal egg cooked in banana leave right? Well... this actually is...

Egg with Ants' Larvae!!! Pretty okay stuff once you got over the ick factor... i got this milk-like liquid squirting out when i bit on those ants larvae... kekeke

Okay, that's that for Chiangmai. It was a pleasant trip but between Chiangmai and Phuket, i definitely prefer Phuket!! Love all the island-hoppings!! Similan Island is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Will post the pics from Phuket soon! ;)


Annice said...

i can't believe you actually eat ...thooooosee..... yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaakkkk!

ashlight said...

It's nice to try the local and exotic stuff! Glad that my stomach can handle all the junk that i put into it! keke