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Honeymoon Day 6 Part 2: Crouching Humans, Sleeping Tigers

Manop thought we ought to go to Tiger Kingdom after Maesa Elephant Camp. We weren’t sure at first, but since it was on the way back to the city, we decided to stop by. Besides we were getting hungry, and Tiger Kingdom has a restaurant.

It’s a bit pricey to get inside Tiger Kingdom. I think it’s because it costs so much to keep the tigers well-fed. None of the tourists want to end up as tiger meat, you know…

The first cage you see is that of some tropical birds. I was confused at first because I was expecting TIGERS!

Tiger Kingdom: birds

But you see…they were around…just hidden…

Tiger Kingdom: hidden tiger

We went to the younger tigers’ cage first. That’s me rubbing a seven month-old tiger. He was in bliss. (Stay that way…good kitty!)

Tiger Kingdom: Nadia Lee and tiger

Hero Material sorta fell asleep…

Tiger Kingdom: Hero Material and tiger

Then the tigers fell asleep… It was just, you know, too exciting for words.

Tiger Kingdom: sleeping tigers

We decided to leave them alone and moved to a cage with older tigers. They were almost two years old IIRC.

This one didn’t like it that Hero Material kept touching its ass, but I think he gave up on humans leaving him alone.

Tiger Kingdom: tiger (given up)

Satisfied tiger after he ate my hand….

Tiger Kingdom: satisfied tiger

(Just kidding! LOL. No tiger has ever bitten me. Just that darned shark a few years back…!)

And now, preeeeeeesenting….Spicy Sausage! (I kid you not. That’s really his name…)

Tiger Kingdom: Spicy Sausage

This is Hero Material and me with Meatball. (Yeah…this poor thing got named Meatball…)

Tiger Kingdom: Hero Material, Nadia Lee and Meatball

And here’s one of the cubs from Tiger Kingdom. Isn’t he adorable? :wub:

Tiger Kingdom: sleeping baby

Afterward, we decided to get lunch. This is the view from our table.

Tiger Kingdom: view from table

Manop asked us if we wanted to do anything else, but after tigers and elephants we were too tired. So we returned to the hotel instead to rest. Ahh….air conditioned room…I miss you so.

At around dinner time we decided to roam the streets around our hotel. We found a guy who made cool decorative hangings with metal.

Chiang Mai street shop

Then we went to a cashmere store. Everything there was hand-made. Check this beautiful scarf out! I’m not holding two scarves in the picture. It’s just one — but folded so you can see how it looks different on each side.

cashmere

Hero Material bought me a pink one. :wub:

present from Hero Material

(It’s creased in the picture, and that’s my fault because I left it folded for too long…)

present from Hero Material

We also found a hilarious T-shirt shop.

funny T-shirts

Finally…a seafood restaurant! Look how huge this prawn is! And the lobster too!

giant seafood

That’s our dinner. Grilled fresh king prawns. Only $6 for the plate.

grilled fresh king prawns

Finally our dessert…! We had pineapple & mango smoothies. They were super sweet and delish! I’ve never had a smoothie this nice before. The largest one was only $2, but I didn’t want something that large, so I got a small one, while Hero Material indulged in the super sized version. It’s a good thing we don’t live in Thailand, because we’d probably become diabetic.

smoothie shop

Coming next: Day 7 — temples and wishes…oh my…!


6 comments to “Honeymoon Day 6 Part 2: Crouching Humans, Sleeping Tigers”

  1. Jeannie Lin
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    · April 15th, 2010 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Cuddly and deadly! The tigers were amazing.



  2. Victoria Janssen
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    · April 15th, 2010 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Tigers!!! Thanks for sharing the photos.



  3. Kate Pearce
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    · April 16th, 2010 at 2:25 am · Link

    Ooh what a fascinating trip!



  4. Fin
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    · April 16th, 2010 at 8:17 am · Link

    Those t-shirts are awesome. Man, I want the IPOOD one. That’s just…I don’t even know what the right word is. BF is going to Thailand for muy thai in a couple of weeks for a month, so I shall ask him for a t-shirt.

    Also, thanks for the contact of the tour guide dooode. I passed the info along with BF who assured me that he’d give this guy a ring.



  5. Dionne
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    · April 19th, 2010 at 6:10 am · Link

    I was soooooo jealous justing looking at you playing with the baby tigers :)

    And the food looked delicious :) Thanks foe pics darlin :)



  6. Cindy Lynn Speer
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    · May 5th, 2010 at 1:40 am · Link

    That’s wonderful. I love seeing the world through other people’s blogs. :) It’s always nice to experiance things first hand, but the world is too big to see everything.



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