Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... 3 months each vehicle. Barbara and I caught the local open air transport back to the petrol station where Des and Neville were, still spoiling and pampering Tilly and Skippy.
We decided we would have a day just shopping in Burma today. You can leave your passports at the border control, pay a small fee, and go back into Burma for 24 hours. This was more than we needed so Des and I spent 3 or 4 hours just ...
... beautiful colours on simple hand looms and sit behind their stalls with their young daughters on a platform, winding the wool and weaving.
We drove the four hours back to Chiang Mai through windy mountain roads, spectacular scenery and overtook lots of vehicles. We got back to our guest house around 8.30pm - a very long day of travelling when you consider we would have been driving for about 9.5 hours out of the 13.5 hours we were away!
... at this architectural beauty, images will pop out - the rabid dog drooling, the demonic faces, the peaceful facing succumbing to death, the skeletal fingers grasping at air.....we spent 2 hours here admiring the various smaller temples, buildings and the pretty grounds. BLACK HOUSE- can do without. Extremely morbid place. It's a private collection of someone rich buying trophy animals like bear rugs, giraffe skull table ornaments, wolf bed spread, things ...
... see that the people didn't have a lot but everyone seemed to be happy, waving and smiling as we drove past. When we arrived at various villages the driver would slow down and throw sweets out of the window for the kids, they all ran after the bus screaming with excitement, looking so happy. It's something that I had never seen in person before and was truly a special moment to see this; and not sat in a room watching it on ...
... dollars. Very pretty guitars, but I don't play and wouldn't want to lug one around the world.
Lunch was delicious. Street food - and vegetarian at that. Also, Tachilek is known for it's roasted chestnuts. They are a real treat. So fleshy and almost sweet that they could be mistaken for a fruit. I devoured a bag and went for seconds before heading back. The tips of my fingers are sore from peeling them open. Gave me ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18