Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... we thought he had not understood us. When we had finished at the Golden Triangle we sat & waited for a returning one but after a bit over an hour none had arrived. We managed to find someone that could help us & sure enough, the last one had been at 12 midday. In order for us to get back to Mae Sai we had to catch a mini-van to Chiang Saen, which is in the opposite direction, wait 1/2 hr to ...
... along to a FREE jewellery making class. I love making Jewellery, and it was free, what more could I want? It was called 'Garden Of Eden' so if you ever happen to be in Luang Probang, GO! Our teacher Nik was this awesome Loas lady who spoke English more fluently than me & Nick. She fed us with fresh mangoes from her mango tree and was extremely patient whilst teaching us the art of Macrame jewellery making. I cockily laughed at Nick as it ...
... for what was lost when blight wiped out up to three billion American Chestnuts across Appalachia a century ago from an infected Japanese chestnut. They actually seeded the deforested hillsides with fast-growing Japanese Kudzu to curtail soil erosion, so now we have the legacy of that too.
More checkpoints on the way back. This time they were checking bags in addition to IDs, looking for drugs. Again, no real ...
... 2 to 6 tons, 40 thousand muscles in trunk.
Both have 6 sets of teeth in their lifetime. They have a vomeronasal system which recognizes urine of a family member. Males mature at about 16 years (bulls). Females (cows) can have their first calf at 10 to 15 years and are pregnant for 20 to 23 months. Babys are weaned in 3 to 5 years. Musth is when adult male elephants become sexually active and aggressive. There is a strong smelling ...
... I ended up buying a beautiful shawl from one of the old ladies who was busy weaving them traditionally,
Burma over all, is a place we will have to visit for a longer period of time even though it is a little scary considering the government, however their people are friendly and kind. Sadly I can see the pain behind all the smiles and beautiful ritual face paint but that is a longer story.
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18