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Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... called a Visa Run. That means you spend 4 hours running up to the
country of Burma border and pray they will extend your visa. It is at the descresion of the
immigration officer. He can say no-- he can give you 15 days or he can be a sweetly and give
you 30 days..
everything went great
so we have 30 more days... Yippee !
so for the ride... Oh my goodness,!
Wew we ...
... allowed. We listened to an audio guide headset which led us in a systematic way around parts of the villa. A lot of it was closed off to the public as it is still used by the royal family at certain times of the year. The villa is a beautiful wooden structure, with a Swiss mountain chalet feel, apparently Switzerland was her late, well traveled, husband's favourite place. Decorated with vast amounts of intricate detail and carvings. It looks over spectacular views of the mountains ...
... 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 ...
I am excited for today because we are going to Laos. Last year I went to Myanmar and this year to Laos. I keep adding more countries every year. I never imagined that I would become a world traveler. I was terrified of planes and did not take my first plane ride until 2002. It was the one year anniversary after 9/11 and an international flight at that. Here I am 12 years later having visited 15 countries: Canada, Austria, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Aruba, ...
... route. Climbing up Phu Chi Fa was a steep incline that leads to its peak. There is a viewpoint at the peak where people can overlook into Laos.
Background of Phu Chi Fa:
Phu Chi Fa (Thai: ภูชี้$ 15;้า), also Phu Chee ...
Other places to stay in Mae Sai
299 Phaholyothin Road, Mae Sai | Hotelfrom $18