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Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
... involving hands coming up through the ground but the story and symbolism relating to it seemed to all make sense. Even though the temple looked beautiful on the outside the inside contained some pretty harrowing imagery and Muriel's but there was a monk inside meditating. I was convinced it was a statue but Dave assures me he was real. I still don't no what to believe. It was a fun morning though and before we knew it we were on the next bus out onto our next stop, ...
... better off and we are currently at Brucey's (who's birthday it is today) packing and blogging before we head off tomorrow to Chang Kong and then a slow boat to Laos (if everything goes according to plan..).
So after almost a month we are heading out of Thailand and heading down the Mekong to Luang Prabang.
Hope everyone is good at home, get well soon Nanny Ward, good luck with exams Juno and Happy birthday to Jake for yesterday.
... then a tiny boat costing 50 baht to cross the small stretch of the Mekong river. We couldn't believe this seemingly epic journey had got us to somewhere so unceremonious and small, thinking it could've been anywhere along that river. Nevertheless we boarded the boat and 3 minutes later we were in Laos at another window to buy a visa and get our passports stamped again. No customs or bag searches made it easy to do, except for the queue of people from previous boats waiting their ...
... in a small plastic bag. They range from boiled pumpkins, curries, noodles, stir-fry vegs, meat on skewers, etc. You can buy rice separately to make a meal. Each small bag costs about 20-30 baht ($.70-$1). In the beginning, I figured all the markets are the same. Once I've seen one, I've seen them all. Then in Mae Hong Son, the guesthouse owner encouraged me to go to the morning market there, as it is uniquely made up of various ethnic groups. There, I noticed that food ...
... The back wall mural was finished. It contained very unlikely figures including the Twin Towers after one plane had hit, Batman, Michael Jackson, Darth Vader, Spiderman, & Elvis among others.
We visited Max's factory that he is building. He is starting a new business to manufacture charcoal. His home is a short distance away. It is all on a great piece of property on top of a mountain. There are teak trees, banana ...
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