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Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
I was headed to Jinghong, China, and I wanted to avoid going thru Lao, again (another 35$ visa, and a precious page in my passport!) and I had heard about a boat trip that goes up the Mekong River from Chiang Saen to Jinghong circumnavigating the visa for Lao, since it never touches Lao banks.
I got off the bus in the rain in Chiang Rai, …
Today was a sightseeing day. It was nice getting out and seeing more of the city where I live. We went to see the White Temple, so beautiful! It was very bright and detailed. I got to sign and hang a silver charm on the good luck sturcture...very cool.
When we went out to dinner, we had pizza :)
The next day we visited …
Day 102 - Thursday (12.1.12)
I woke, packed up all of my things and had breakfast. Headed out of the house at the same time as Nink.
After saying goodbye and thanks, I drove the bike back to the hire place and hoped they wouldn't notice the scratches. They noticed, but weren't bothered, so i walked/taxi'd to the bus station …
We are now in Chiang Rai and have had an amazing time.
On the way to Chiang Rai we stopped at a geyzer which was amazing to see and also saw the White Temple, it is absolutely stunning.
Our first night here we stayed in a nice hotel which was a treat (Wiang Inn Hotel).
On Wednesday we headed to Mae Sai …
We got the public bus and it turned out to be better than any of the tourist buses we had gotten. They had an Air steward (or rather a bus steward). They gave us free water, snacks and a cold towel – luxuries for us. Our arrival in Chiang Rai wasn't as enjoyable as the journey. We spent about 1½ hours walking around looking for hostel. Of …