When I think of Chiang Rai, sperm and condoms are the first things that come to mind.
Just kidding. Sort of. I only spent one night in Chiang Rai but with innuendos everywhere it was an unforgettable one.
Chiang Rai: The Beginning
On our way to Chiang Rai we stopped at Cabbages and Condoms – remember Lauren’s story from Bangkok? Well there is one out in the middle of nowhere Thailand too. It is an accommodation facility with a restaurant attached, where we were able to get supplies and take a photo hugging a condom. When in Thailand, right?
Then we arrived at our hotel, which was aptly called Wangcome Hotel. Chiang Rai was getting more peculiar and we had only just arrived. In the afternoon we went on a hill tribe excursion outside of the town and came across this carving in front of an entry to one of the tribes. No one knew what it actually meant…
Chiang Rai at Night
For dinner we visited the night bazaar to cook our own hot pot and eat some local delicacies, including crickets, bugs and more insects. The important word here is insect. I couldn’t do it but other people on my tour seemed to be enjoying the crunchy snacks. After dinner we got dressed in our best 80s outfits to hit up a local nightclub – Sperm. You would think I am making this up but I have proof. Sperm was a blast indeed, with a Thai rock band and then DJ keeping us entertained into the morning. Our Thai tour guide was passing around his brandy flask, trying to entice us all to try it. Man, only now do I realise that I do not like brandy.Overall my time spent in Chiang Rai was short, sweet and unforgettable.