Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
After lunch, it was elephant time~
Here we got to ride on elephants. This is definitely a one in a life time experience because I don't think I ever want to ride on another elephant again. Not that I don't like them.....but because I find the ride scary. Plus I'm not sure if the elephant likes having the huge chair on its back.
These elephants are really smart. When you bring out a camera, they get all excited. The one that I am on was trying to clean itself from dust by blowing its trunk all around itself and it just keeps flapping its ears.
Also, the elephant that I'm riding on is sooo naughty. This is him trying to disturb the other elephant.
After the ride, it was time for some elephant show. Many people have commented on how it is not good to support these sort of shows because it is sorta like animal cruelty.
Yea, but from the show you can really see how smart the elephants are.
Whatever you can do, they can do too~
Including painting and they definitely paint better than I do.
Look~ So pretty!
This one here totally stole the entire show!
After that it was more games......
.....followed by a feeding and photo session.
I'm not sure if the elephants were badly treated in anyway...hope not! But overall, it was a great experience! Though the ride was scary, I enjoyed it and I love how cute the elephants were during the show.
Monday, September 30, 2013
I think that Chiang Mai is a really great place for those who love nature as there are many activities that you can do there that are associated with nature and animals.
For lunch, our guide brought us to Tiger Kingdom where we had lunch while looking at the tigers.
One thing not to miss -coconut! Great for a hot day~
Fish....one of the best one we had in Chiang Mai. Topped with different sauces on different side.
Definitely not a very Thai meal from the looks of it....but hey, we had Thai tom yum and other Thai dishes too.....just that I was too hungry and had chomped on them before I could snap any pics~ keke....
Overall, it was a good meal if not for all the flies that were flying around us. Expect to pay a higher price for food here as this is a tourist place after all.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Family trip to Chiang Mai~! which is a first time destination for all of us.
Landed at their international airport and our guide was no where to be found! Waited for about 30mins and still no sign of him! Plus I couldn't get in touch with him!!
I got fed up and got on a taxi to the hostel.
When we arrived at the hostel, the staff told me that a taxi driver came to look for me ^_^!!
Called him using the hostel phone which I had to pay to use to get him to come to the hostel to pick us up.
We eventually found out that he went to the wrong departure hall.....like seriously? I'm flying into your country, of course I will be in the international arrival hall!
Even though things didn't started out smoothly, the day was still great nonetheless.
First stop was Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is a temple located on top of the hill, about 15km from the city of Chiang Mai.
I enjoyed the ride there, thank goodness I was in a car and not those red trucks. On the way up you can see Chiang Mai city, kinds reminds of my trip to Mount Rokko.
Finally we arrive after more that half an hour.
Taking the angled/ slanted elevator up to the temple which was located on top.
I think there's something like this in Penang that was built not too long ago too.
A popular picture spot!
Behind here are several praying areas. Didn't take much picture as I was praying.
There are even performances.....
This is the staircase to get to the temple if you opt not to take the elevator.
Nice view of the city
Sky was clearing as it just drizzled in the morning.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Every single time I walk into a convenient store and see this, I will buy 2 kiss mints just because I want the free folder that comes with it! hehehe......
Walked around Amemura aka American Village.
How can we come to Japan and not get into one of these~
Pick one that you like best......
No queue outside?
Enter and you will be greeted by this....
This was one of the machine that we chose.
It takes pictures with very sweet and girly background~
Plus gives you a nice skin tone too~
After the picture session, exit and enter the next booth to decorate the pictures~
Whatever you do to the pictures will also appear on your partner's monitor.
It's really quite cool, there's so much you can do to the pictures!
No one can look bad in a purikura.
.......and when you're done just print or send the picture to your phone.
After our purikura session, it was time to say goodbye~
I wish to visit again soon~
Was thinking of grabbing a nice dinner at the airport but unfortunately for us, queue was kinda long and we got a shock when the person said that our flight has arrived and will take off earlier. So we just rushed to the terminal and there was only one stall that was still open that late at night.
Another 2 bowls of soba for us....hahahaha.....what a coincidence that our first and least meal for this trip were the exact same things.