Phawengkham Resort & Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Mae Hong Son
... wooden coffins believed to be 1500-2500 years old. The waterway through the cave is full of huge hungry carp, the locals consider them sacred and do not eat them.
All is well. We love the Thai people. They are kind, considerate and really make us feel welcome wherever we go.
forgive the spelling error, this iPad is hard work!
2/1/14. Today we fly to Luang Prabang Laos
... you just wouldn't do anything. Slowly I psyched myself up, ready to smash today in the face! Getting to the Rafting centre there was a notice board outside saying 6 people confirmed today. Even better, not only have I got a refund of 200 baht, there are 6 people booked today. Now I'm excited. The two hour journey to Mae Hong Son river was like reliving the roller coaster drive to Pai all over again. The winding roads were never ending, scaling up, down and around ...
... to buy stuff. Not much luck with me because I don’t want extra luggage to carry around. Glad to see that they don’t ask for money when you take pictures. Nice people though.
I had a chat with one of the ladies who told me that her husband was not allowed to work as they were illegal immigrants. The children needed to go to school which they had built themselves with the help form the money coming in from tourism. Several European teachers ...
... to consider how norms like this play into more significant social and historical contexts. In Khun Yuam, I believe that we came across one such example. The Thai-Japanese Friendship War Memorial Museum was a strange and insightful exhibit. It presented an alternative view of the World War II Japanese invasion of Southeast Asia that we were completely unfamiliar with. It was surprising really, considering we had only ever heard about the brutality of ...
... there weren't any cars coming the opposite direction) and then regained control. His bag went flying off but he, and his bike, walked away unscathed.
But, we made it to Mae Hong Son after a tough day of riding (at least for me). We explored the area a bit, went to Fish Cave (NOT worth the 100B), a waterfall and the non-existant night market. It was a nice town with a lot of rain when we were there but other than a stop-over, not much in the area.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking