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... whole area and they had "trees" made of thousands of these big metal charms. You could buy a charm, write a message and it would be hung later. It was the least tacky way of leaving something like this that we had seen and they really were pretty. We then all headed off north of Chiang Rai to the Black House, a collection of buildings by an artist, all quite macabre and dark. The main "house" was full of horns and animal skins, dramatically displayed around ...
... in America. I also felt like the lady needed some
money so I bought.
We came back for dinner which was prepared for us. There was
of course rice.. I had like a bite or two because I am so sick of it and really
not a fan. There was also some glass noodles which is vegetable and some
cabbage which I really liked, but I did not like the soup or the meat because
it was sooooooo spicy. At least there was fresh pineapple. It was really nice
to sit around ...
Saturday started out the day by visiting the Golden Triangle the area where Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos meet. We learned that it is referred to the Gold Triangle because of the large amount of cash flow due to the buying and selling of opium. This was once a major problem that was spiraling out of control until the royal family intervened. Tomorrow we are going to be learning more about the royal family and what the King's mother in particular did ...
... he acquired as a registered tour guide meant we would finally be able to ask questions and get in-depth answers. Per protocol he confirmed our itinerary then led us on our way.
First stop would be Khun Sa’s former military training facility. During the two hour ride he flooded us with information. He spoke to us about the history of the opium trade, the significance of Khun Sa, the primary source of income for the Chiang Rai locals (1- farming, 2 - tourism), ...
... first stall on the left when entering the market - though it wasn't there the following night. So if you seee the stall, try it. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
Heading back to my room to get some money I was actually planning getting to a pub. But on my way I met one of the other guests, a guy from California, and we started to have a chat. An hour later Thomas came back as well, and we had some beer there. it was actually a nice relaxing evening, talking about the ...