Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
Mai Sai was a typical border town, buzzing with merchants, dirty and uninteresting. We stopped to see which direction to take and took of to see if we could find an guesthouse on the way.After a quarter of an hour Andrea spotted a sign of a resort with spa and swimming pool called Silamaniee. We ...
... 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!
... 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 ...
... getting set up. As a lot of the stalls werent ready we decided that we would go back at lunch time.
We wanted to go and see a few temples as we heard they were very interesting and beautiful in Burma. We got hold of a tuk tuk that agreed to take us to all the 3 known temples in that city for 200 Baht (they use Baht also here as its so close to the boarder and they get more money out of it as there currentcy isnt very stronge.)
He took us ...
... to a small restaurant with a name written in Lanna characters. This was at least the third set of different language characters I'd seen today. The food was good, and they had typical dances on stage during dinner. It was great fun!
For the last part of the day we went to a night bazaar to shop. Then we went to a hotel owned by our Thai professor's cousin. It was a nice hotel, and since I'm the only guy I got a room to myself! Maybe it's not so bad being the only guy after ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18