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Chiang Mai guesthouse, cooking school and trek info needed

  • ajetj

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    12th June, 2007
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    Hi-

    I would like to stay by the night bazaar and I will be by myself so I would like somwhere safe and cheap. Also has anyone been to the coking schools I would like to take a class but not sure where is good. I want to do a trek but where do you stay when you go on a 3 day trek, in a tent or a hotel???

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 6/8/2007 - 02:44

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  • marianwarren

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    Hi ajetj

    Riverside is close to the night bazaar - you will find places in the accommodation listings. My daughter and I did a 1 day cooking course with Gap's - good fun and the food we cooked was fantastic. Haven't trekked since 2002 but on our 3 day trek, we stayed in traditional huts -one with bouncey bamboo floor, the next with teak hardwood floor - both with rock hard pillows (actually I think they were bricks covered in fabric).

    Regards

    Marian

    #2 Posted: 6/8/2007 - 17:50

  • marianwarren

    Joined Travelfish
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    Hi ajetj

    Riverside is close to the night bazaar - you will find places in the accommodation listings. My daughter and I did a 1 day cooking course with Gap's - good fun and the food we cooked was fantastic. Haven't trekked since 2002 but on our 3 day trek, we stayed in traditional huts -one with bouncey bamboo floor, the next with teak hardwood floor - both with rock hard pillows (actually I think they were bricks covered in fabric).

    Regards

    Marian

    #3 Posted: 6/8/2007 - 17:51

  • krisim

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    We went to a really nice cooking school in january - Smart Cook, 21 Moonmuang Rd. Soi 5 T. Sriphum A. Muang Chiang Mai. They first took us to the market and explained about the herbs and vegetables, then we made 5 or 6 courses, all of them great. Really nice teachers at the school and we were just 5 persons in the class.

    #4 Posted: 6/8/2007 - 21:18

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    A good guest house near the night bazzar I can recommend is Galare Guest House. They also have a western & thai tour guide that does the treks and stuff.

    Very helpful in renting motocycles/cars/ tours etc.
    and the rooms are nice too.

    #5 Posted: 12/8/2007 - 23:36

  • ChangFai

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    It had been several years since my last visit to Chiang Mai , and I was really looking forward to seeing the night bazaar again .

    What a disappointment it was , the inside part had been demolished and was a construction site , and the crowded narrow pavements was not enjoyable.

    Of course the Sunday night street market in the inner moat area more than made up for it.

    Stayed at the Sri Pat Guest House , which I thought was a bargain at 800 baht a night.

    #6 Posted: 13/8/2007 - 06:48

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