Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
out the door at 7:am
i had to replace my passport before we left home and because of some comedy of errors between
us and post office . It did not arrive until one week before we left. Actually it didn't arrive then --
they sent an email that said I had to send different picture and old passport. We go high tailing it
down to the post office ----agh 1week till take off.
Well ,she sends us down ...
... to get steeper and steeper. The views from a road running parallel with Myanmar were incredible, mainly a lot of mountains covered in jungle but there were also some inroads down some windy off road tracks which were crying out to me (and Rhonda)! If we hadn't ridden past a heavily armed Burmese military base I would've been very tempted to take a quick detour! Mae Sai is the most northern town in Thailand, it is mainly used as a stepping stone to Myanmar. Amelia navigated me ...
We had a few hours to kill after seeing the hill tribes and a bike so we decided to head to the Golden Triangle. We didn't really know what was there as we'd not researched it believing we wouldn't go there. We thought it would be quite easy to find but we were wrong. It didn't help that we didn't know what the Thai name was for it, we'd expected to type Golden Triangle and find it but nope! We eventually found it thanks to Paul's great map reading skills! Took ...
... 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 ...
... 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