Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... it was very small and quiet. The walls and ceilings had a religeous story of the Buddha painted on the walls and a big statue of the Buddha at the front of the temple was covered in neon lights which was odd.
The tuk tuk then dropped us back in the centre where we had some traditional Burmanesse breakfast and was accompanied by a Burmanesse man that spoke very good English and spoke about his world travels. We seemed to acquire a lot of attention ...
... There were also characters from popular culture including Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Dragon Ball Z characters.
Perhaps the most interesting features were the demon's eyes. In the sclera there were guns instead of blood vessels. Then in the pupils there two faces: Osama Bin Laden and George Bush. These were painted to say that these two men were creating evil in the world by killing so many people. The artist wanted to caution them that they are causing ...
... time in the village here. Some are very young boys called monks in training. Beverly calls them Monketts.
For several evenings our team has been taken to the exclusive and very expensive Anantara Lodge and Spa where our research assistants/staff/RAs give us a slide presentation and dissertation on their field of study and expertise. The first evening at the Anantara I ordered a glass of house c******nay. It cost ...
... place where we'd got dropped off there were plenty of vans so were happy that we hadn't missed the last one. This was not the case however. We were happily told by one of the drivers that the last one back actually left at 12pm.... WHAT!? So how were we supposed to get back? Well, as luck would have it the guy driving the songthaew could give us a lift if we paid him the relevant taxi fare of 600 Baht (about £12) which was 4 times it cost us to get there! Uhhhhh, no. ...
... of queue on a land crossing and there's a different attitude towards you. When I'm on my own with my bike you really do get a greater deal of respect and wonder I think, but when with a big group of tourists you're more just a number.
I have to admit that the Burmese officials were much friendlier than the Thai ones, they were keen for you to come and visit even though my journey is only for a ...
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