Piyaporn Hill Paradise Hotel
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... through we noticed how the 2 sides were completely different even though they had about 5 metres between them at the boarder! They drove on the otherside of the road, the clocks were 30 minutes infront, the language had changed, they wore different clothing and strange make-up. And there was NO franchises! It was a completely different world.
We had heard the shopping in this Burmanesse city was really good so we had a quick walk through the market ...
... fun together.
Today we left at 8:30 to travel to Chiang Rai, a city to the north of Chiang Mai. (By the way I found out that Chiang means city; that's why there are different ones.) We drove for several hours as the city faded into hills and then melted into rice patties. Eventually we arrived at the White Temple, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai Buddhist artist.
The temple was by far the most fascinating one we have seen yet. The ...
... for Bangkok and will fly home the next day. Bev and I are staying at a hotel in Chang Rai and then the next day a guide meets us and takes us across the border to Laos.
Today we did mahout training, rode elephants, and I cannot wait to download those photos and send them to you.
... After that we got back on the boats, walked back to the hotel, and got in our vans headed to Mae Sai, the town at the Burma border crossing. There we shopped the market a little, grabbed lunch, and headed on our mini adventure to Burma. We didn't have much time so after clearing customs, paying the fee to enter the country, and getting our temporary ID cards we shopped the market there fairly quickly. It is amazing how much more aggressive ...
... Mike had one for tea that night!! (Not a whole one obv). It looked pretty gross, really fatty.. Yuk. We then had a look round the opium museum as poppy fields used to be the locals biggest source of income but they have now been replaced by veg and fruit fields. It was really interesting actually, they found the best position to smoke was to be laid on one side with your knees bent and feet up touching your buttocks, and with their heads on concrete or ceramic 'pillows' to keep ...