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Jan 29, 2010 - Lampang.

29 January. After an early breakfast and an early checkout from Lai-Thai GH. I booked a car transport at the hotel, for me to the bus station. For some reasons, which I don’t know, bus stations are almost always placed outside of the city centres. However after just 10 minutes I was on a bus bound to Lampang, The entire trip took almost 2 hours, I figure about 80 kilometres or so. Well arrived in Lampang, I took a taxi, to take me to my number one choice, the Riverside Guesthouse. When we arrived there, the taxi driver pointing at a sign on...

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Oct 16, 2009 - Thailand Elephant Concervation Center

The Thailand Elephant Conservation Center was even better than we hoped. We spent more than 12 hours directly working with our elephants over the two days. Since we were late to camp because of the train being two hours late, Angie and I missed the instruction on the elephant commands. We never did learn more than bei (go) and how (stop), but I don’t think it mattered. The other women in our group said the elephants didn’t listen to anyone but their mahout anyway. (I felt pretty good on the second day, when I felt Prom Prume responded to...

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Feb 11, 2009 - Change of travelblog!!!!

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Feb 9, 2009 - Lampang

Caught a public bus for the 4 hour trip from Sukhothai to Lampang. Easy and comfortable trip. Spent one night in this small town known for it's temples and the nearby Elephant Conservation Camp. While we had initially planned to stay a few days here, we headed up to Chiang Mai early after deciding we would take a 3 day elephant training course which starts on the 13th. Since we only have 3 weeks left in Thailand, we're trying to make sure we have enough time in Chiang Mai and on the Andaman coast before heading to New Zealand. We did visit...

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Jan 29, 2009 - New itinerary

By Mette Because we suddenly got the urge to go to Cambodia ahead of our schedule, we´ve had to revise our itnary slightly until we leave from Hanoi on March 26. Right now we are sitting in a sleepers train towards Lampang in Thailand on our way to Chiang Rai. Once in Chiang Rai we will find a guesthouse wheere we will leave our luggage when we go trekking to some of the Hill tribes nearby. On Feb 7 we leave Chiang Rai to go to Huax Yai in Laos. Hopefully, we will be able to join the "Gibbon-experience" - a retreat in the Northern Jungle of...

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Dec 31, 2008 - Lampang

We boarded two "Open Air Taxis" (actually pick up trucks with 2 benches in the back) to rendezvous with the public bus. Our guide Paul cleverly discovered that the bus would be stopping at a gas station just before the bus station. We boarded here, and the bus was virtually empty. At the next stop it completely filled up. This was truly the nicest, cleanest and fanciest public bus I have ever seen. We all had a comfy 5 hour ride to Lampang. Lampang is a low key town founded in the 9th century. All around town on street signs and as statues...

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Mar 27, 2008 - Elephant Camp

After 2 years I am back with the elephants. Got the overnight train from Bangkok - much less stressful than the last time I was heading for the train! I think Donald and I were a bit jetlagged still as we got our beds made up straight after dinner. Slept to the rocking of the train and woke up at 4am. Our stop was due to be at 4.17am but didn't get into Lampang till 5am. Had a taxi there to pick us up and drive us to the conservation centre. We got our homestay and got a couple more hours sleep. Breakfast and then met up with Supat and the...

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Nov 5, 2007 - Lampang

Hi all :-) Well after we left Chiang Mai we travelled a couple of hours south to a place called Lampang. It is a big place but not really a whole lot to see here. The main reason for our visit was so that we could go to the Elephant Conservation Centre they have about 28KM outside of the city. The centre was a really interesting place catering to different aspects of elephant life. There were about 15 - 20 elephants at the centre ranging in ages. The original centre was set up in association with the Forestry commission but is now a charity...

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Shell & Ad's travels

Nov 17, 2006 - Elephant Sanctuary - nr Chiang Mai

We decided we had been on a few elephant rides in Thailand and Sri Lanka before and wanted to spend some time getting closer to the elephants in their natural environment and maybe get to wash them and feed them. Instead of them just being there for our (the tourists) benefit and amusement. We found the Elephant Nature Park about 2hrs/60Km out of Chiang Mai and it proved to be a fantastic and overwhelming visit. We wished we had have stayed overnight or maybe for a week or so and volunteered.... maybe on our next trip to Thailand in the...

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Aug 3, 2006 - Fun with Leeches

On the way to Chiang Mai I was lucky enough to run into three super cool med students from London. After getting off the night train at 5 am we teamed up and checked into the Royal Guest House. It was run by Mama Honey, a hilarious old thai lady. Once we got settled Mama Honey put her travel agent daughter to work on us and before we knew it we had the next five days planned out for us. The next morning we left for a three day and two night trek into the hills north of Chiang Mai. The itinerary was simple; a waterfall and 1 hour of walking...

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Ed in Asia

Jun 15, 2006 - Elephant Conservation Centre

Day 5: We packed up and left the Lampang guesthouse for the Elephant Conservation Centre about 45 minutes away, where we watched elephants take a bath and met both young and old elephants. There were two sets of mother-baby that were ADORABLE and then there was a show where the trainers demonstrated how the elephants would have been trained in traditional logging skills. After the show we got to take a ride through the forest one one of the elephants. Awesome! After the centre, we travelled a bit to a park area and had a picnic lunch....

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Jun 14, 2006 - Lampang

After a bus ride (hot and stuffy unfortunately and 5 hours long) we arrived at our guesthouse in Lampang - very rustic, but the people were very nice to us. Most of us decided it would be a good idea to relax a bit at the local herbal center and I treated myself to a mud mask facial and foot massage ($5!!!). We then had time to wander around a local market and take a horse cart to dinner with the group. The restaurant was on the banks of the Wang River - beautiful but stifling hot.

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