Travel Blogs from Mae Hong Son
OK so we chicken out getting the common old ordinary bus (no air con, bus looks about 50 years old) and ended up getting a posh little VIP mini bus living like a rock star but this made the journey two hours shorter and we like to arrive in style. The road up was a crazy crazy long and winding road but had some stunning views on the way up.
... pure ecstasy. We also stumbled upon a village that was having a sort of family fun football (soccer) tourney. we were invited to watch from the stage beside the announcer as the guests of honor. Each team had a little tailgate on the field and was composed of every age and gender. It was such an enjoyable afternoon, that hearing the announcer refer to the "falongs" (Thai world for white people) and having everyone laugh just added to the experience. we ...
... hotel at 7pm.
The next day we rode to the Mae Rim area. It was an incredible ride into the mts. We found some caves off on a dirt road and visited even more waterfalls.
Then we took a small plane to Mae Hong Son. We are at the wonderful Fern Resort. Many
thanks to Nancy and Mickey for telling us about this place, we love it!
Yesterday we went on a private tour to two hill tribe settlements. One ...
... vied chiang mai about 7 pm and headed to local Thai place for conventional Thai food. Back in room for a few drinks before bed. The adventure continues GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE BROLLIE MARY!!! A little bemused at Chinese lunch stop when cat jumped on the table to finish off our soup. Asia in the raw,!! Corn has replaced the opium fields in these mountains so perhaps things are getting better but huge quantities of amphetamines smuggled over the Thai Burmese China border. Ann ...
... on offer and catering to locals rather then tourist. It's some of the best food I've had in Thailand so far. Some of the prettiest views of the town are as the sunsets over the lake and the lights of the temple are illuminated. Back at the cottage something odd happens to the air-conditioning and it starts to blow out hot air. It's an uncomfortable hot and sticky night that gets worse when I'm woken my a sharp pain in my tooth. I managed to shake it off and get back to sleep hoping ...
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