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Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
Today we climbed 208 steps up a mountain to see the view of the two countries, Myanmar and Thailand. It was beautiful, abit cloudy as it is a lot colder in the very north of Thailand due to I being their winter, but still warmer than the uk! Ther is a massive market aswell that we walked up an down, selling alsorts of dried fruit, nuts and general …
... neck muscles eventually lack the strength to support their heads and throat muscles. They are no allowed to leave the confines of their mock village. Tourist would then be able to freely photograph them. The women receive very little of the money the village makes.
There are other hill tribe villages however it's the same story, the big business promoting them get the lions share while the little guy gets barely enough to ...
Remember the gecko from our last post?
Well, things change when you move from the city to the countryside.
Not only did we experience some withdrawal symptoms from not having a
nice meal and a fresh smoothie at every street corner, or did our
facilities become more primitive, or did the English language
suddenly prove far less useful.... but also, well , just look at the
Okay, if it ...
... with a nice dressing and really was whole, Izzy hadn't realised she'd been nibbling on the neck until only the bones were remaining! We enjoyed our dinner in the company of other tourists round a camp fire. One guy from England had a guitar and a guy from Germany had a ukelele so we were entertained the whole time, whilst watching the women and men of the tribes look after their kids and babies. It is a shame that it is in Huay Xai as no one seems to stay there more than one ...
... minutes. He bet me we wouldn't make it to the bus station on time. We got to the station with about 10 minutes to spare. The bus wasn't even there yet when we arrived.
The three hour trip form Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai was lovely. There were mountains and rice fields. The bus did not afford good opportunities for picture taking. We were met in Chiang Rai by Mae, ...