Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... you can't find your way. And not everyone you ask roadside know what you're looking for. Or the instructions are in Thai! Since being here, 99.9% people think I'm Thai and talk to me in Thai. We figured out this can be in our favour as many of the attractions have Foreigner price and Thai price. The difference can be between THB20-160, depending on the attraction! So, as long as they just see me, and I don't have to speak, we sometimes can get away with one ...
We caught a songthaew to the Golden Triangle today, they are basically an enclosed ute with benches down the sides. It only took 3/4 hr but we had 3 police checks in that time. There were only 4 locals as well as us so the police checked all the locals IDs, as well as checking in one of the guys suitcases. We were asked at one stop where we were from but it was just out of curiosity & most of the ...
... Burma and Laos where the 3 countries meet and seen that there was a good museum called the hall of opium. The museum was really random, more about the tea trade in Britain and cheesy manakins wrecked on opium. The last bus left at 5.30 which left us plenty of time. We had been waiting for almost 2 hours and nothing turned up. We were now stuck in this town an hours drive from where we where staying, we pulled over every mini van and coach we ...
... 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 ...
The two countries are separated by a small river, and a little (heavily guarded) bridge connects Mae Sai (Thai city) to Tachiliek (Myanmarese city). Our Thai professors had to get visas to cross, but we didn't. However, we were required to leave our passports at the border patrol office and pick them up on the way back into Thailand with no stamp in them. It's as if we were never there!
It's funny, I didn't expect there to be that much ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18