So, at NUS in the middle of the semester, there is a week with no classes called “recess week”. Local students refer to it as study week, exchange students see it as a good excuse to go explore Asia. I am no exception to this, so I spent my recess week in Thailand with Amber and Lina, two other exchange students. We had purchased a package from a Singaporean travel agency, called Eco Travel Services, for a trekking/adventure trip in the Chiang Mai area of Northern Thailand.

First though, we need to get to Chiang Mai. We flew to Bangkok Saturday morning (the 22. September), and arrived at the airport, which is very modern and nice, the architecture is slightly reminiscent of Thai temples, with the shape of the windows airside looking a bit like pagodas in my opinion.

I think these windows look like pagodas.

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