Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
Overnight there has been a drama. The fishtank downstairs in the hostel has randomly cracked and all the water has leaked out. The surviving fish are now in a bowl and a cup. I'm glad we are about to leave because I suspect that there will be no happy ending to this fishy story!
We have come to realisation that we HAVE to do some washing …
... for a beginner, we had some spring rolls on the side too which were good. We finished the evening by sharing a banana and chocolate crepe, watching a Thai band sing western love songs... We're so romantic! Tomorrow we have a 2.5 hour bus trip to Chiang Khong where we can get a slow boat across the border into Huay Xai, Laos. We are staying in Huay Xai for a few days to do a jungle trek... So plenty more interesting stories to come I should imagine! Ka-poon-Ka for ...
Having gotten to sleep very very late, about 4am because the girls were whispering and giggling for a long time, which was fine and cute as they were trying to keep quiet but when you try to laugh quietly, you always fail. I woke up around 10am and took a quick shower and got dressed for a fun day of revisiting both temples with the girls, i would be a bit of a guide but would also be able to appreciate it all over again. Vaselina had been up ...
Day 62 - Today is elephant ride day and much to my dislike it's raining! The Saws get picked up at our hotel at 9am and we join a German couple on the trip. Our Thai tour guide is called Homee, a little, old man really, who is very chatty, makes a lot of jokes and is a bit odd!
We take a long tail boat on the Maekok, which was cool and we saw some great scenery. Although I was less keen on how high the river came around the sides of ...
... a scam really – they made you pay money to enter the country for 30 minutes just to see a market. The market was mostly full of designer knock off handbags but it also contained some things which you can't get in Thailand like snake and scorpion whiskey (it is actually a bottle of whiskey with a dead snake or scorpion in it) and opium pipes.
Back to the other side of the river and back to Thailand and we had a quick lunch before heading ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBen Guesthouse Chiang Rai
Awesome place to stay if you are looking for a quiet & serene place .
The location is about a 15 min walk to the town centre .
Staff have been very pleasant and helpful .
Rooms are very clean and well kept and good size too :)
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