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Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... Jamie and I waited to make sure the dog was still strapped on. He was, and surprisingly he didn't even look traumatised!
So that was our trip to Burma - I'm not sure it counts when we were only there for two hours, and you could still see Thailand across the river, but our passport says we went there and the memories certainly count!
Off to Laos in a day or two - will write from there.
Anna and Jamie
Long travel day back to Yangon so what to do?
Just sit back and watch the scenery go by.
Leaving at 8.30 am it was a quicker by day, just a 3.5 hour bus trip back to Tachýleik arriving there at 12 noon with the same half way stop.
... friendly people); you have to pay a fee to enter their village (about $7USD each); so they know you support them; and they are very friendly to have your support. The evenings they have a night bazaar that starts about 7pm; lots of vendors lining up in the street on the Mae Sai side of the border; with lots of food vendors (the Thai version of food trucks); last night we had a good steak to go along with our noodle soap and always Thai ice ...
... the Laos people. The Laos people are very poor and need employment but this is very sad as there is no sustainable benefit to them, only to the government officials who approve the development.
We then continued down river to Chiang Saen. I took some photos from the boat, most of which were no good as I couldn't hold the camera still as we pounded down the river.
We walked down the main street, which is only about 3 blocks long, to ...
... through the early morning hassle and bustle to its end. The Burmese temple we were about to visit, was just to our left. A group of young monks were sitting where children played outside, there robes were a burgundy red almost but there are no differences between this and traditional orange robes I've gotten used, it's down to individual preference. Arun gave us a brief history of the Burmese Buddhist faith, not that it's any different to any other, the only noticeable differences ...