It took a full day and night, more than a few near accidents,
and eating off roadside markets to experience this place
and my God, was it ever worth it.
We woke up on a sleeper train that was about thirty minutes away from arriving in Chiang Mai (from Bangkok). Just beyond the window, a whole new terrain awaited us. I dazed out to the sun rising over the rolling hills wondering what memories this place would hold for us over the next four days. We said our last farewell to a lovely British, gay couple we bunked across from and played cards with the night before. It was 8am as we left the station to figure out how we were going to get a rental car for the day. We successfully made our way through the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of people and cab drivers without being harassed too much. We made our way down the first main street we found in hopes of finding a quieter area to plan our day. After about 20 minutes of walking, we found a 7/11 with free Wi-Fi and an outdoor coffee shop. We came to the decision that getting one from the airport was pretty much our only option. We walked back to the train station to meet up with the friends we had met in Bangkok that we were staying with in Chiang Mai. We all ate breakfast together and talked about the plan for the day. It was going to be a jam-packed day but we had hope it was going to be worth it. We were going to grab the cheapest car we could find at the airport, stuff the trunk with our luggage and hit the road for a 4 hour round-trip to a more remote national park in Northern Thailand by the name of
STORY ABOUT GETTING THE AUX PORT
FIRST DRIVING THE CAR
HITTING THE ROAD
FIRST STOP WAS THE PARK, FOUND SOME LITTLE VILLAGE THING.. WENT TO THE NEXT SPOT WHICH WAS A WATERFALL. (into photos of the waterfalls)