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... given that we only had part of the day before we planned to move on to our next destination. We took full advantage of the complimentary breakfast and then we were straight out to Old Town Sukhothai to visit the World Heritage UNESCO site ruins there. We jumped into a tuk-tuk and off we went... Now for those of you who have never been in/seen a tuk-tuk before, the closest thing that I can liken it to is an open-ended budgie cage soldered onto a four stroke motor bike, and ...
... much of the tourist packages seemed to exploit the natural resources in the area, and I was conflicted about what else I could do there. I did a yoga class, which was great, but the rest of my time seemed to consist of the laid back lifestyle that I had first observed. I decided that I wanted to do some trekking and the best place do that was north in Chiang Rai. I took a 3 hour bus and arrived in the evening. For better or worse, it is the low season here and seemed ...
... us up a guy who would drive us the 45 minutes to the temple, wait for us to climb up and go round, and then drive us back for 500 baht.
Our driver arrived promptly at 9:00 am and we headed on our way. We needed to stop at an ATM before heading up so we went via the center of town. All along the streets were hundreds of Thai men and women sitting on their knees with rows and rows of yellow flowers in front of them. Our driver told us that today was ...
... what, when and how. It is my nature, to be virtually obsessive over things I'm working on. It did ensure that I pretty much did and saw almost everything I set out to, and not miss anything vitally important. But at the same time I learnt that its also inexplicably tiring, I like the challenge, which is why I think I enjoy traveling, but I think I learnt to take a back seat a bit towards the end and just go with the flow, otherwise you spent too ...
... the whole time,most of it really quite interesting. We made our way back to the hood,and left Mr Jill were he likes to perch himself,just across from BB Hotel,and gave him one of Leon's Canada hats that he brought from home.We said so long and made our to our local pub that we have been frequenting for an afternoon bowl of soup and a cocktail,then home for a rest,and shower before a late dinner. As I was blogging,Leon was researching our travel from Luang Probang Laos,to ...
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