Satisfied guests.

Lok & Wong, Malaysia

Many thanks for your hospitality, great food and showing us around Chiangrai. I really enjoyed my stay in your place, so relaxing and visiting places where the run-of-the-mill type of tours will never provide. Thanks again. Hopefully we can come back and stay a little longer, to include a round or two games of golf, the next time.

I specially enjoyed your home made yogurt sherbet and I would very much like to make it myself. Let's see if I can recall;

Mix small bottle of plain yogurt with a big bottle of low fat fresh milk ( after slightly warming the latter) Leave mixture at room temperature for 24 hrs. Freeze. To eat, blend frozen yogurt with canned peaches (or other fruits).

Did I miss out anything?

2005lok at gmail.com

JC & Dave, USA


I could not imagine more gracious and accommodating hosts than Eric and Som.

They were most helpful in introducing us to the local lifestyle, and went out of their way to ensure that we had opportunity to see and do whatever was of particular interest to us.

And Som’s cooking is not to be beat.
jc_briar at yahoo.com

Michael Newton, Australia


After a meal of whole steamed fish and 'Penang pork', veges and oyster mushroom, I can barely move. The food has been great and it’s been a privilege to be involved in the preparation – especially pounding Rendang paste!

I haven’t learn much Thai language though – it’s too hard! I have loved riding out on the dirt roads between the roads on the bike – glowing green and mountains in backdrop – and nice and flat!

Eric and Som have been very attentive and helpful, and good company. It’s been a great way to start my time in Thailand.

Email available on request.

Beatriz Cardona, Australia

A unique opportunity to live with a Thai family and learn about their everyday life.

It has allowed me and my family to learn from first hand experience about the education, farming practices, including traditional home made Thai food.

I greatly recommend this home stay program for anyone interested in getting a real experience of being in Thailand in the relaxed and safe environment of a Thai family home.

beatriz642002 at yahoo.com.au

Alicia Reeves, New Zealand

Eric & Thitaporn have been great hosts. Great experience staying in a Thai village and experiencing life the Thai way.

Accommodated four adults and a three-year old child with ease. A lovely tidy clean house (with a western toilet). Amazing food cooked by Thitaporn.

Very flexible with our plans & change of plans. Great suggestions of places to go and things to do. Great-personalized tour guide service provided by Eric. A great five days spent with Eric & his family. Thank you, we will have no hesitation in recommending this home stay to our New Zealand friends.
n.a.reeve at xtra.co.nz

Danielle Walls, Canada

Thank you for an awesome weekend! You are a wonderful family. Eric, I thank you for showing me all around, you were a great tour guide. To Som, you have a very beautiful smile and were always busy cooking up something new and delicious. Thank you. And I really enjoyed our bike rides around the village. It is so beautiful here and very peaceful. And last but not least, Selyne, you are such a sweetheart.

To all of you, thank you for having me stay with you in your home and giving me a true and wonderful Thai experience!

I hope that I will meet you all again sometime in the future. Till then take care. Danielle.

daniellew85 at hotmail.com

Benjamin Wilcox, USA

Thanks Eric,Let me write you a brief testimonial for your website: I spent several days in Chiang Rai and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Eric and som were very gracious and accommodating hosts; Eric gave me a fascinating tour of the village and showed me around Chiang rai and Som cooked up something new and delicious day after day.

I got to see Thai daily life from the inside out, something you won't get by staying at a hotel or just going on a tour of a village. A home stay is definitely the way to experience Thailand.

I'll definitely stop by again next time I'm in Thailand! Tomorrow I leave for home, psyching myself up for the long flight! I'll be in touch.

Ben - xocliwtb at yahoo.com

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Neil & Noona, Australia

If you are going to visit Chiang Rai, I recommend you to stay with Eric & Thitaporn.

They are excellent hosts. We really felt at home and were very well looked after. You cannot get this service from a hotel at any price.

neil121 at tpg.com.au

Scott, Canada

Thank you very much for hosting our family in northern Thailand. We have been traveling away from Canada for almost a year now, and when our boys are happy, we are happy!

From the minute we arrived at your home, we all felt comfortable, and your special efforts to make familiar "western" foods was very much appreciated by the youngsters. Som, your Thai cooking is 100% fabulous, yum! Our four nights in your spacious guest room were quiet and comfortable.

Finally, we enjoyed the tours of the Chiang Rai area and learning more about life in this part of the world. Best of luck to you all, the Girling Family.

brendasg at telus.net

Lesley, Derek & family - England

We were recommended to use Eric as a guide while visiting Chiang Rai and took up his offer of a home stay with his family. This was the best decision we could have taken as Eric, his wife Som and his daughter Selyne made us all feel extremely welcome in their home. The food cooked by Som was fabulous and in our view is better than we have tasted in many Thai restaurants. We will all miss the wonderful food.

A home stay is an amazing way to learn first hand about the Thai culture. To live in a village and experience village life has been a fantastic experience - from going to the village market with Som at 6.00 am to buy food for the evening meal, to watching the water buffalo wander down the lane on their way home from the fields are all experiences we will never forget.

With Eric's help, we have seen many of the area's attractions but for our daughters the highlight was playing with Selyne and biking around the village together - they have all be lovely playmates and will miss your lovely home and be part of your daily village life. You are wonderful hosts and we will all miss you very much.

lesleycarr2004 at supanet.com

Kristin Sherwood, USA

I wanted to say thank you to both of you for the wonderful home stay! After traveling alone for more than four weeks, it was such a treat to stay with a family. With you, I felt more like a welcomed friend than a paying guest. I so enjoyed biking through the village, seeing the lake, tasting new fruits, visiting the market, relaxing on the hammock, eating Som's fabulous food, and simply talking with the both of you.

I'll certainly pass on your names to anyone I know traveling to Thailand, and I'd be happy to talk to anyone who would like a reference.
sherwoodk at hotmail.com

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