Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
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 ...
... On top of the THB300 bike rental, we spent THB350 in fuel. Much cheaper than the tour price! There is a lot to see in the areas surrounding the Golden Triangle. Had we more time, there are several walks up hill slopes we would have done. I also highly encourage you NOT to do a "Long neck village" tour. These "villages" are not genuine villages, but ones created by bringing in "Long neck" people from their homes to here for the purposes of tourists to gawk ...
... bit of paper for him directions to a really cool guesthouse/homestay, in the middle of nowhere but somehow kind of on route to Vang Vieng which was our next stop. There is no direct transport to this homestay, and no locals have ever heard of it, but we were more than happy to attempt to find a place via directions of what looked like a child's treasure map. So with our backpacks on, off we went to the next place.. To be continued in the next blog ...
... woman off who didn't have the proper paperwork. She seemed embarrassed rather than frightened.
The Greenline bus doesn't go all the way to the border, so you take a public taxi for less than 50 cents to get there. Then you hand over your departure card that you filled out when you entered the country (you did remember your departure card, didn't you?) and get stamped out. You walk across a bridge over the river ...
... around the bus station. Weekdays are one of the best times to come here cos the crowds are no longer here. Everything seemed so quiet compared to Saturday!
Oh and not forgetting stopping by the stage for some cultural dances while resting your feet sore from walking throughout the days.
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18