Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... 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 ...
... entry fees or not. We decided that the sights seem pretty easy to access and probably don't need a guide to do them.......So we hire a motorcycle for THB150/day and aim to see all the sights as mentioned above, but over 2 days - much more relaxed! The verdict? Totally possible to do on your own. You just have to be able to ride a motorcycle. The most challenging part was finding some of the locations as the road signs do have Thai and English, but then it ...
... a while to get the hang of it at the beginning, but by the end he was a pro and a million times faster and better than me. I'm gutted that I only found this class on the morning we were leaving, as I would of gone everyday to learn something new. But we can wear our new hand made jewellery with pride! We met some people at the waterfall and decided to embark on the next journey with them. Adam (our friend) met someone, somewhere, who had drawn ...
... 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 ...
... me of Kratie in Cambodia where you have the Rain Trees and the Flame of the Forest Trees fronting the river promenade. .
From here I took a bus back to Chiang Rai. Price: 60B per passenger, and the journey took me only an hour and 15 minutes. It was dark when I got back to Chiang Rai. ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18