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Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... with a new neck piece that coils around and around. After years of wearing the rings the women's neck muscles are too weak to hold their heads up by themselves so they end up needing the rings as a supportive brace. The reason why the Karen women put themselves though the neck lengthening routine is tradition, but it is also a way of making a living for the refugees.
We had mixed feelings about visiting this village, because it seemed exploitation ...
... On top of the THB300 bike rental, we spent THB350 in fuel. Much cheaper than the tour price! There is a lot to see in the areas surrounding the Golden Triangle. Had we more time, there are several walks up hill slopes we would have done. I also highly encourage you NOT to do a "Long neck village" tour. These "villages" are not genuine villages, but ones created by bringing in "Long neck" people from their homes to here for the purposes of tourists to gawk ...
Writing a short blog because I'm on an 18 hour bus journey (which turned out to be 22 gruelling hours) from Thailand to Laos and I'm extremely bored and can't sleep and have no internet at the moment and Bons asleep so I have no one to annoy. Also the bus has it's air con on zehr cold, it smells of urine and driving on roads that even the rover would struggle with (big statement). Times like these you realised you should ...
... around Tachilek for up to 14 days. No one stays that long. Most come for an hour or two to either go shopping (no tax) or get a visa extension. You don't tell the border guy "visa extension" as your reason. You say "shopping". I was actually prompted by the agent when I gave him the deer-in-headlights stare to his question.
Apparently some also come for sex because as soon as I exited customs, I was accosted by a guy ...
... around the bus station. Weekdays are one of the best times to come here cos the crowds are no longer here. Everything seemed so quiet compared to Saturday!
Oh and not forgetting stopping by the stage for some cultural dances while resting your feet sore from walking throughout the days.
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