Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... right to her home. We 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 ...
... 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 ...
... The limestone outcrops surrounding the cave and views of the river we're pretty nice though. This bridge was literally up the road from the Monkey Cave. Where ever you decide to stop, enjoy the freedom o choice you have with a motorcycle. You don't have to worry about time restrictions and be surrounded by swarms of other tourists. It is a very liberating feeling. And don't worry about the traffic. Just ride with commitment - don't hesitate, and you'll be ...
We had heard that you could go into Burma for 1 day, so we thought it was a good opportunity to go. So we got a bus from the old bus station in Chiang Rai to Mai Sai which was the town that was on the boarder of Thailand and Burma.
The border was pretty manic, there was a lot of trucks with a load of different things coming from Burma back into Thailand as its cheaper for them to bring it acoss and then sell in Thailand.
When we went to ...
... me. They pulled a young Korean dressed like Vietnam-era John Lennon from my public taxi to pee in a cup. The guy was asking for it. Turned out he was clean, but we all had to wait for him to pass the test before continuing on.
Spent a night in Chiang Rai to break-up the trip and explore the town. Cute place. Lots of budget-minded expats from what I could tell. Condos there are super cheap. A few too many mosquitos for my ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18