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Travel Blogs from Mae Sai
... Sai roughly one and a half hours away.
Mae Sai is a very large border town and so is Tachilek on the other side in Myanmar.
We were able to go into Myanmar and go shopping and sightseeing using a travel permit issued at the border.
On our return, we were handed back our passports and ready to walk across the short bridge back into Thailand and get our visa extension as we ...
... the two countries, but immediately I was struck by some. First of all my impression was that Myanmar was poorer. There seemed to be many slums and lower income houses. This could have been the area surrounding the border only, I don't know. Secondly they speak another language (which I wasn't surprised about) but they have another different script, not English or Thai characters. There also seemed to be more Muslims as I saw women with head coverings. The ...
... guard dog is a Shih Tzu named Crayon. And we have 3, sometimes 4 cats who live around the hotel and visit with us at our open-air dining room where we eat rice or noodles at EVERY meal 3 times a day. It is a Thai thing. It is a third world village for sure, but the longer we are here the more we like it.
Every day since arriving in Sop Ruak in the Golden Triangle, we have been involved in research with the elephants. From time to time we have ...
... vendors) there are compared to Thailand. We then headed back into Thailand to meet our group (my passport has some fun stamps from that day).
After our three-country adventure we headed back to the hotel to catch some pool time before dinner. It was fun to just unwind with the gang, especially after they past few days.
That night I stayed in to pack up my stuff for our flight tomorrow. Unfortunately, my ear infection ...
... a tenna. Kitti says its not very nice once you cross the border tho, people are a lot more pushy its like a different world in the space of a few metres. We then visited the golden triangle where the three borders meet, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Got a fab photo, the golden triangle is a piece of land shaped like a triangle in the middle of the Mekong river which separates the countries. The Mekong river is also home to the worlds largest catfish, grows up to two and a half ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool