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 ...
... dollars. Very pretty guitars, but I don't play and wouldn't want to lug one around the world.
Lunch was delicious. Street food - and vegetarian at that. Also, Tachilek is known for it's roasted chestnuts. They are a real treat. So fleshy and almost sweet that they could be mistaken for a fruit. I devoured a bag and went for seconds before heading back. The tips of my fingers are sore from peeling them open. Gave me ...
... and hope you do as well, about Asian vs African elephants:
Asian: smaller, lighter, highest point is their shoulders, more toes! (5 front, 4 back foot), only males have tusks, females have smaller tushers.
African: larger, heavier, highest point is their head, toes (4 front, 3 back), larger ears, both male and female have tusks, which is a modified upper incisor.
Asian elephants average 7 to 11' at ...
... 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