Phung Luang Resort
Travel Blogs from Chiang Rai
... pronounced our names trying the English accent. We arrived at the White Temple and it really was a marvel. A brilliant white intricately designed work of art, covered in small mirrors that reflected the sunlight. It really was like nothing I have ever seen. Supposedly a local artist took the temple when in a state of disrepair and has been working on his artwork ever since. Apparently, with all he wants to do with the temple, it won't be ...
... in our eyes anyway. We arrived ahead of time in Chiang Mai and went to buy tickets for the bus to Chiang Rai and had to wait an hour or two for our next journey. When it started, we couldn't believe it - our first bus that actually resembled one back home, with working air con, a toilet, comfy seats and an added bonus of a snack and drink for each passenger. Now THIS drive was a crazy one! It wasn't quite as twisty as the route to Pai, but had it's moments and ...
... and Laos. The bus took ages and the conductor was dropping off packages for money along the way. Very strange. After a long journey on the bus and a truck to take us there we finally arrived. There were lots of coaches from tour companies but it didnt seem too busy. We saw the river and the other countries from a distance. There was elephant statues and the buddah statues too. My flip flop broke and i was so glad i could find some more at a stall right ...
... was having trouble stuffing the stuffed tea bag into
pillow case because the lady stuffed it too full so they made me a new tea bag
to stuff into pillow case. It turned out really cool and cannot wait to show
everyone. We also learned how to weave baskets, and it was so difficult to
learn because the villagers do not speak English so they could not explain each
step. So I just kept handing it to the lady to help and then she ended up
finishing it for me. But I ...
... bite. Yum, it was quite tasty. As we enjoyed our nourishing noodle soup Tony continued to share more information with us about Thai culture. He started out with a cliff note version on the Thai lady boy culture. Now I’ve always wondered about lady boys, primarily who they are in relationships with. Tony explained there are 3 types of gays in Thailand (if I recalled this detail correctly): 1) the King gay 2) the Queen gay and 3) the Lady boy. He proceeded to explain the ...
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