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Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... tea plantation - set off the side of the main road. As the day went on, we started to realise that we weren't covering as much distance as we'd anticipated - due to the condition of the roads and amount of bends! We arrived at a what was meant to be a stopping point in our 'itineray' called 'Mae Fah Luang Garden and Royal Villa', but unfortunately as it was starting to get late we had to carry on. The roads were great fun to ride, but as we approached the Myanmar border they ...
... has a current. Trying to hold the rafts in situe whilst fighting the current is no easy task so I highly recommend not falling out as I did in my clamour to get a drink out of the cooler box. Then of course I couldn't get back in so Jason thoroughly enjoyed some comedy entertainment. Eventually I figured it was easier to climb under the ring and hoist myself back in.
On the whole it was a really ...
... On top of the THB300 bike rental, we spent THB350 in fuel. Much cheaper than the tour price! There is a lot to see in the areas surrounding the Golden Triangle. Had we more time, there are several walks up hill slopes we would have done. I also highly encourage you NOT to do a "Long neck village" tour. These "villages" are not genuine villages, but ones created by bringing in "Long neck" people from their homes to here for the purposes of tourists to gawk ...
... see that the people didn't have a lot but everyone seemed to be happy, waving and smiling as we drove past. When we arrived at various villages the driver would slow down and throw sweets out of the window for the kids, they all ran after the bus screaming with excitement, looking so happy. It's something that I had never seen in person before and was truly a special moment to see this; and not sat in a room watching it on ...
... to sell me Viagra and take me to where I could get lucky. I'm sure the Viagra was as real as the Patek Philippe watches being sold in the nearby stalls. Not that I was looking to acquire Viagra, or a Patek Philippe watch for that matter. I just wanted to grab some lunch and head back after a reasonable time of "shopping".
I was tempted by a guitar shop. You could get a Fender Stratocaster (assuming it was real) for ...
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