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Don't ask me why. The first English song that Thai and Burmese people learn is "Almost Heaven, West Virginia". I was wearing my alma mater "Fear the Turtle" University of Maryland shirt to a local cafe for Sunday breakfast. Owner wanted to show off his knowledge of US geography and the promimity of West Virginia to Maryland, changed the music on …
Not much talk, just pics.
Students get school in mid-morning, work on the farm for one hour early in the day and 1 hour in the late afternoon.
Thanks to my friend Rudy, who, while he could not host a Burma party, sent 5000 baht (about $170) towards the motorcycle fundraiser. Also thumbs up to my friends Eric and Teresa …
... lot we packed up and started walking again.
We did about an hour and a half of uphill walking, and at one point Dat let us go at the front so we sped up the pace ever so slightly. Near the top of the last hill we started to notice what we thought was glass on the ground. It turned out to be glass ...
... pancakes) and then jumped in a taxi (a pick-up truck with benches down the sides, an open back-end and a roof) and met the other people who would be joining us on our two day, one night trek in the mountains. There was a lady from New York, two Austrian guys, 2 spanish ladies and the we stopped at another hostel on the way where 3 boys from Stoke joined the party - they would be our pals for the next couple of days. Mr Sun was our guide and then there was another group lead ...
... into his complimentary carton of milk and custard donut...dairy products…seriously?!?!
At the next stop I make a run for it, bag and shoes in hand, wide eyed, pale and shaking...I’ll get a motorbike taxi the rest the way…we can’t be that far away, I’ll walk it! The attendant just shoos me back on...'Chiang Mai 2 more hours’ I actually let out a little whimper as I accept my fate and slowly make my way back to my seat, the ...
I wrote a review 4 days into my month long stay here.
When Nixon went to China in 197(0?), Henry Kissinger was at a cocktail reception and asked Chou en Lai his opinion of the impact of the 1789 French Revolution on world history. Chou's response? "It is too soon to tell."
I would have been wise to have heeded Chou's counsel before writing
There are two problems here. The first I noticed is that the place faces a nightclub complex that rocks out until 3 AM 7 days a week. There is also a hugely popular ladyboy revue across the street from the straight nightclub complex. I had to shut my windows to sleep and it was still pretty loud.
The second--and more ominous, is that I think I saw a middle aged Thai man with a very young (under 12 y/o) girl initiating things a middle aged man should not do with a child. I was on my balcony and saw this on the first floor patio three floors below me. It was dark, and I cannot say with absolute certainty she was that young. But she was very small.
The patio was accessed through the locked staff laundry room, and the only access was by hotel staff. I did not recognize the man, never saw him before or after. He saw me watching and they went inside.
As I said I cannot be absolutely certain that she was that young. But she was that small and could not possibly have been over 15.
So I was pretty creeped out and moved to the Royal Shilton Residence--500 baht a month cheaper, much quieter (so far). It is near the intersection of the Superhighway and Huay Keaw Road behind Wat Jed Yod. (4500 a month, 500 per night). It is a brand new structure, same cable package as Residence Loft, better hot water, 2/3 empty because it is not in tourist central and one would probably need a motorcycle to get around from here, although a 10 minute walk gets you to Huay Keaw Road where there are frequent songthaews.
I will wait a month before writing a review on the Shilton.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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