Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... the Myanmar border. Back on the road, we wound our way down the mountains and headed along the country roads East, towards the golden triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos all meet. We happened to stumble across the 'Hall of Opium' en route. The museum educates its visitors on the impact of this powerful drug through an entertaining exhibition, which traces opium’s history. From its first use 5,000 years ago, to current issues of drug abuse ...
We headed down the highway and logged Youi's parent’s address into the iPad. Youi is Des’s sister-in-law, married to Donal. Well, the ipad wouldn’t take the address, so we knew Youi’s dad is a police officer, so we logged in his town and Police Station. No problem.
It was a lovely cool drive on brilliant roads with Barbara and Neville. It felt great to be independent again and Skippy and Tilly were travelling ...
Today we left the hotel at 7.00am in a minibus to visit the Golden Triangle. This time we made sure we were picked up first so we didn't have to sit on the back seat! There were only eight of us so no-one actually got the back seat this time!
First up we drove to some hot springs which were small and pretty ordinary. You could hard-boil eggs in the water! The springs were surrounded by markets as everything is in Thailand!
Next was the ...
... The limestone outcrops surrounding the cave and views of the river we're pretty nice though. This bridge was literally up the road from the Monkey Cave. Where ever you decide to stop, enjoy the freedom o choice you have with a motorcycle. You don't have to worry about time restrictions and be surrounded by swarms of other tourists. It is a very liberating feeling. And don't worry about the traffic. Just ride with commitment - don't hesitate, and you'll be ...
We had heard that you could go into Burma for 1 day, so we thought it was a good opportunity to go. So we got a bus from the old bus station in Chiang Rai to Mai Sai which was the town that was on the boarder of Thailand and Burma.
The border was pretty manic, there was a lot of trucks with a load of different things coming from Burma back into Thailand as its cheaper for them to bring it acoss and then sell in Thailand.
When we went to ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18