Tip Sukon House
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... so we quickly jumped back on Rhonda and followed the road around. Amelia directed us to a viewpoint marked on the map. Unfortunately it seemed as though they were in the midst of building a platform, so although we could see the three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos), also the mountains of China in the far distance, the setting was not so great. So we decided to carry on along the Mekong to one of 'official' markers of the golden triangle. The sign was set along side ...
... were most grateful, as we may never have been able to find it.
We were supposed to arrive the next day (on the 3rd) and a Police escort was organized for us on that day, because as you come through Thailand there are many police road blocks and checks, and we were expected the next day and were going to be escorted by Youi’s dad and his Police personnel, (which is not in Muang Phrae). So my fault I’m afraid, we came a ...
... opium poppies. Some hideous casinos are built on the shores of the Mekong. We then went on the boat to another big market at Done Xao which was actually in Laos and we had to have our passports.
Then on to a late lunch for 40 minutes and then another drive up to Mae Sai on the Thailand/Myanmar border. We couldn't cross that border. Again there were lots of market stalls!!
Then we we drove to a village where the Long Necked Karen ...
... I convinced her to take the lattes off the bill also. She kept saying that the chef was new and she had to teach him how to cook. Mistake number one lady; don't hire a chef that can't make a pancake!!! The ride to the Golden triangle was really beautiful through the countryside. It took us about three hours but that's because we made a 20km detour by missing our turnoff. Oops! The ride on the back of the motorbike made my knees ache and my bum go numb. I'm ...
... had the choice of paying 500 Baht or $10 which we worked out $10 would be cheaper with the exchange rate, but we didnt have any so had to pay the 500 Baht instead. They then took a photo of us and stuck it in a visa card which was like a passport. We ha to keep it on us all day. They kept our passports which when leaving they would exchange for our visa card. We werent allowed to leave the first city unless we had a tour guide.
After 20 minutes ...
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