Mekong Sunshine Resort
Travel Blogs from Ban Sop Ruak
... Mike had one for tea that night!! (Not a whole one obv). It looked pretty gross, really fatty.. Yuk. We then had a look round the opium museum as poppy fields used to be the locals biggest source of income but they have now been replaced by veg and fruit fields. It was really interesting actually, they found the best position to smoke was to be laid on one side with your knees bent and feet up touching your buttocks, and with their heads on concrete or ceramic 'pillows' to keep ...
... park, a saving of 30 baht. Result! The waterfall was quite impressive but as it was getting late we didn't stay long and returned via a local market where we bought fruit and had a walk along a long market street where we were ogled as being the only foreigners there. Not a great tourist area for foreigners here. Back for dinner where M got the serious giggles about me having a slow cooked, medium spicy, buffalo curry and organic ...
... acres in all, so plenty of room for us to play football, tennis and hide and seek in the afternoon sun. As the sun begins to dip behind the mountains, we gather up some books and colouring pencils and drive the short distance to a restaurant recommended to us. We hadn't banked on it being quite so chilly up in the mountains (despite the warnings) and sit at the table with goosebumps, feeling a little silly now for having s******ed at a Thai man dressed in a ...
... everything, there were no taxis or tuk-tuks waiting when we came out. It was the middle of the day and pretty hot so we were not looking forward to walking back down to Sop Ruak. When we got to the main gate, we were trying to ask the guard about getting down to the town when a vehicle belonging to the museum drove in. He offered to drive us down for 100 baht.
He dropped us at the big golden Buddha on the river which is a bit like a boardwalk ...
... high. There were 6 bedrooms with ensuites - a big change from the previous night. We had a massive bed (2 king singles joined together) on a platform with a mozzie net.
We had a lovely Lisu girl look after us who we called Smiley. We later found out her name was Ami (pronounced Armee). All first born daughters are called Ami.
The 3 of us had a traditional Lisu massage which was very good but a bit unusual. First ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking