Serene at Chiangrai Hotel
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... 50 times). After some vile Laos tea was forced down, we departed and, despite the lack of actual massage and it not having been the relaxing time we'd hoped for, we left a tip for the amusement factor. Laos, you are crazy.
Afterwards, we headed back for a proper shower and dinner at Dauuw. Mike had more BBQd chicken and I had BBQd fish. Both were yummy and came with rice and veggies. We got an early night after some packing and more cat cuddles, ready for our travel the next day.
... after dinner went to bed. The following day we awoke early to a number of high pitch howls and sounds, in a daze I did what any normal person would do and went back to sleep. It was not until our guide wizzed into our treehouse to let us know that these loud sounds were in fact the gibbons! We jumped out of our beds and grab our cameras. We got to see our first gibbon, and we were over the moon as we knew that this was a rare sight, and many who do ...
... would either take a hooker or shoot up some dope. Holes in the walls that were covered up with duct tape, a bed that I think was actually just a slab of rock, and a bathroom that had a sink that just drained onto the floor so the floor was a puddle of mud water. It's our goal now to try and search out and find these **** holes, hence us being bargain bums. As long as we wake up breathing in the morning it can't be that bad, right? And the journey ...
... check out the Opium museum. I was very impressed. It is among the best museums I have been to, it was very informative and has some interesting interactive displays, including a game where you had to find people carrying drugs. Such a sad history, but there is hope and things have improved. Then we went to Chiang Kong, there was nothing in this city, but we needed to cross the border and catch a slow boat to Luang Prabang, Laos the next ...
... the hotel we checked in, had lunch, and walked down to the Opium Museum, a personal project of the Queen. It was interested to see the effects opium has had not only on the Thai economy, but the world economy as well.
Once we got back to the hotel we changed and departed for dinner at my friend Joy's house in Chiang Rai (about an hour drive). It was amazing to see the community she grew up in and hear more about her life story and family. Dinner was amazing and I ...