Ban Chang to Chiang Mai

As we prepared to leave, Lucy took us to Pattaya train station to get tickets for the sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, only to find out that it was completely sold out. (Note: we had tried to book tickets over the internet, but it had failed 🙁 ). We were about to make a plan B, when a Thai lady who spoke very good english came up to us and explained that she had 2 tickets that she was about to return for that same train. WOW! Great! Even better was that for returning tickets you only get 50% back, so we agreed we’d pay 70% so we all walked away happy. EVEN BETTER STILL: they were both lower births in the train, so we had more space and less light, so we both slept rather well as we trundled along for 14 hours to Chiang Mai, where we are writing this.

Things to do here: cookery course, massage course?, trekking, riding elephants, visiting hill tribes, day & night markets… should keep us busy!

Author: Alex

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3 thoughts on “Ban Chang to Chiang Mai”

  1. Sounds like you’re having quite the adventure…we’d love to regale you with tales of similar eventful journeys around these fair shores but the M25 doesn’t really rate against your experiences! Glad you’re having a good time, you’re certainly packing things in!

    Good to hear about the cookery course; we can sample your new skills when we come and live with you in NZ – you realise if we come to visit you won’t get rid of us!! Keep having fun – B & G xx

  2. So you’d better get a big place, cos we’re staying on too, once we get there!

    Love, M&D/C&A

    Becca and Grant: I’m sure we’ll all get on really well!

  3. Hi guys!

    We’re currently in Vietnam and can’t get on bloomin Facebook as it’s been blocked by the government! So here is our (very rough!) itinerary for the next couple of weeks – it’d be cool to meet up at some point if you’re in the hood!

    Ninh Binh 20th/21st
    Halong Bay (possibly) 22nd/23rd
    Hanoi 24th, 25th, 26th
    Sapa 27th, 28th, 29th
    Fly to Vientiane (I think) on 29th/30th (ish)

    All very whistlestop – we spent a bit too long in Thailand!

    Hope you’re having a good time. Email me and let me know if our journeys cross over at any point. Safe travels!


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