Doi Tung View
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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We had heard that you could go into Burma for 1 day, so we thought it was a good opportunity to go. So we got a bus from the old bus station in Chiang Rai to Mai Sai which was the town that was on the boarder of Thailand and Burma.
The border was pretty manic, there was a lot of trucks with a load of different things coming from Burma back into Thailand as its cheaper for them to bring it acoss and then sell in Thailand.
When we went to ...
... at a nice restaurant that provided a Thai dance show during our meal. After dinner the students wanted ice cream from Swensens. So, we all got ice cream to go and strolled the walking street market. It was so peaceful after our shopping spree in Myanmar; few people, no pushy vendors, and soothing Thai music playing in the background. This will be the last shopping spree we have before going home. The students have been buying ...
... got on behind me and held me with a rope around my waist. Still terrified. We were given the proper words and techniques to turn, stop, go forward, and I did it! Still terrified. As we started out of the camp on the walk, I gave up. Yes, dear reader, I could not do it. Ake and 2 other mahouts had Bo lie down again and helped me off and then I walked with Bo while the rest rode and learned to be mahouts. Not really ...
... aimlessly for a bit deciding what to do and then I spotted a local bus so asked the driver if he went to Mae Sai (actually just repeated Mae Sai until he got what I meant). He motioned towards a woman inside an office at the side of the road who we think told us we could get to Mae Sai if we got on his bus and changed somewhere else. So we did exactly that and with the help of our friendly driver it all worked out well in the end. Albeit taking twice as long to ...
... smoke! I think a number of people stock up on these kind of items to make a profit when they return to Thailand and I'm not surprised! He was a funny guy though and managed to catch me more than once while I was going round the market, making me laugh every time.
The market has some lovely items for sale, I need to remember that I have a bicycle and I can't buy extras however I do give in and buy a ...