Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... of sightseeing. The trip home was a little more living on the edge. The streets were way more busy! numerous market that had popped up which meant there were a lot more cars and motorbikes on the road and pulling over to stop at the market. Not to mention it was now nighttime. Justin drove safe and cautiously and got us home without any injuries :) I figured after a days worth of driving he deserved a good burger. So we stopped at wolfs burger so he could treat ...
... then moved onto the next one which was up on a hill looking over the city and to Thailand.
The view and temple were both very beautiful.
Nathan had to put a skirt on as his knees were showing, and it is disrespectful to the Buddha if you have your knees showing (sometimes your shoulders and elbows have to be covered but it depends how strict they are) I was fine as I had my long elephant shorts on.
Finally we headed to the last ...
... with his smile that represents enlightenment. Inside the front wall surrounding the door was a large demon. The door and a small window created its mouth and nose. Below the demon were many smaller paintings that represented evil things. There were many bombs, fires, guns, etc. There was also a representation of the twin towers being destroyed. Coiled around the towers was a snake whose body turned into a gas nozzle, with gas being guzzled by thirsty, evil ...
... but they learned a few things. I rationalize that I was then able to take photos of them, which you shall see here. Wait 'til you see Barry in the pond, still holding on, with the elephant submerged. I think when he is reincarnated he will be a mahout!! So enough with the talk, I'll now download the photos.
(By the way, I am writing this from Laos. We were always on the go and I rarely had time to work on this blog.)
... many western tourists through the door!
Where we were staying was right next to the border and during the day it was full of market stalls and shops selling everything from jewellery to dried fruit and everything in between. At night these stalls were replaced with street food vendors. Our first night there we found somewhere with an English menu and joined the locals on plastic chairs. I find it amazing that such good food can be prepared on the side of a ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18