I was in Chiang Mai two times (2001 + 2004). Both times I arranged a 3 day/2night trekking with Libra Guest house (2 hilltribes,rafting,elephant riding,caves). You can say thats a standard offer for a 2 day trip – worth 1800 Baht.
As far as I remember they offered not only 3 day trekkings. As add on they offer also Thai cooking courses and are very helpful with all needs of a traveler (booking flights, trains, pick u up at train /airport for free, …)
It is a great, cheap place situated just in the Old City along soi Moon Muang road. Beside the nice athmosphere from the owner family (2 sisters) they provide trekking tours with very high quality and local guides.
I just recommend this place as there are also a lot of bad offers in town. Especially with trekking tours. Unfortunately I am not able to figure out their website again. – This one seems to be wrong. If you like here is the contact:
Telephone/fax: +66 53 210 687 (from aboard)
053-210687 (call in Thailand)
28 Moon Muang Rd, Soi 9. Chiang Mai. Thailand. 50200
And one amazing picture from our trekking 2004. Don´t worry it was raining 3 weeks long. The water normaly is not so high ;-) But the cooles trip I made sofar…
Hi jayru, I would say it depends. Both cities are good places to stay for a while. It always depends what you want. I lived for 6 month in Warsaw. Must say, it was a really good time there. I visited Krakow for a few days. In contrast to Warsaw Krakow seems to be like “Disneyland”. Very touristy but also much more beautiful as Warsaw – at least at the first look. But for me Warsaw is the better town – ;)
I had a flat with braodband Internet via Cable TV (Chello). For me it was fast enought. I think it was around 2Mbps.
PKP, the polish railway company has a very good network with their intercity and express trains. Just check the website ifrit gave you. For buying the ticket I recommend to go direct to the stations. I always choosed the Express or Pospieszny trains, as the quality is almost the same, just a bit slower in traveling speed. The costs are half of Intercity. Generaly train costs are very cheap (Warsaw-Krakow with Pospieszny ~ EUR 10)
Taking the train is the easiest way to travel arround in Poland.