• Asia,  Thailand

    Elephants everywhere -Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai. A city in the north of Thailand, where you wouldn’t probably expect anything special, but it’s really great. It has mountains, it’s green, air is much fresher than in Bangkok, you can find good coffee everywhere and you can actually walk everywhere. To the market and to the store with used books in English and to 300 temples. But what’s the best in Chiang Mai? Elephants. Amazing Elephants. Caution, you’ll see a lot of elephants here. So let’s take a look at subjective list of the best things in Chiang Mai, random order: Wat Chian Man. A temple next to Wayside Guesthouse, where we stayed (which also should…

  • Asia,  Thailand

    Thailand – expectations vs reality

    Thailand was my first journey to east Asia. Every time I travel I have some expectations, sometimes I’m aware of them, sometimes they’re deep in my subconscious. So I decided to do a small experiment: I wrote down all expectations I had before I have left and now I’ll confront them with what I actually saw in Thailand. I’m very curious how wrong I was 🙂 I apologize if anything is too stereotypical. 3,2,1… Let me invite you to expectations vs reality contest   Expectation no. 1.: maybe it’s a raining season, but it will rain once during a day, mostly at night and will go away quickly. Reality: except…