Before we made it to Chiang Mai, we went via Ho Chi Minh City for the night.
Here's a street trader:
The traffic was pretty insane as expected, scooter city:
Their power lines equally as full on:
When we finally made it to Chang Mai, we took off on a hill tribe trek, stopping at a market for refreshments.
That spinney thing about the meat is to keep the flies away:
Mmm, deep fried bugs!
We were curious enough to try some (that's our guide in the background):
Bridget and I also did the Long-Neck tribe part. Their village was pretty scenic:
The long neck village was waaaaay different to how I remembered it many years ago when I went with Chris. Basically it's now just a place where the long neck villages sell stuff:
Did get to see some kids playing:
Hopefully Bridge won't look like the old lady on the right when she gets that ancient ;-)
The village itself:
Photos with the locals:
Bridget trying on the rings:
Building another house. They bottom area above the ground is for the animals:
Another lovely waterfall snap as we left the long neck village:
Next up, it was a short trek...
...to go elephant riding!
Getting ready to jump on:
Bridge decided to ride on the elephants head:
Heading on down to the river:
Going through a tricky part:
Water Buffalo with an interesting hump:
Feeding the elephants after:
Then it was off on a trek through the bush for a few hours. Very hot and muggy!
Saw this cool spider web:
Enjoying a bit of the sunset, was actually much nicer in person:
Farmers at the village we stayed at, tending to their cabbages:
Chilling out with a beer at the end of the days Trek:
Here's our beds for the night:
Read on for some more cool snaps...
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