Serene at Chiangrai Hotel
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Tony and Nuna drove us to Chiang Khong but stopped off on the way to climb up to a giant white Buddha, with brass bells to ring every few steps. They also took us down a bumpy sealed road to a village where the people have done quite well out of selling water sculpted river rocks from the Mekong river. The action of water and smaller rocks sculpts interesting shapes in the bigger rocks. Had a delicious lunch at a riverside ...
... Gibbons in the national park and apparently each group has their own unique songs. We didn't spot any unfortunately. We had breakfast ziplined to us (the guides even zipline with a kettle of boiling water) and then set off for the day's adventures. We ziplined to treehouse No. 3 and then No. 5, each time crossing stunning valleys. There was quite a bit of hiking through the muddy jungle too, where we discovered some leeches on our shoes, luckily they hadn't got inside. We ...
... the first time. Long boats covered in peeling green and red paint floated up river exactly like one would imagine. Occasionally a larger boat with more freight or a smaller jet boat would slug/speed by respectively. After the long kilometer along the river we reached our beautiful resort/hotel called Gin's Mekhong View Resort and Spa. We stayed in one of the 3 fancy villas they offer that are called "Hut of Love". See pictures below for the spectacular views ...
... we were taken aback to see fiery and bewildering murals. The murals depict swirling orange flames and demon faces, interspersed with Western idols such as Michael Jackson, images of nuclear warfare, terrorist attacks, and plenty of cartoon/fiction characters such as the Minions, Harry Potter, Superman and Hello Kitty. A little confused we left feeling like this temple was a bit of a joke, but an impressive beautiful one. It was only after our visit that we understood that ...
... help and are very gracious, Lao is a little more 'WTF, you don't know what to do!' attitude! Post departure from Thai side, bus to Lao side and 1st stop to change money. Amused by the TV screen showing typical Boston/MA lighthouse and sea with 1m sign to the ATM! The waiting started for our trip to our hotel, but hey, we're on our 'oliday (special for Hirlams) spent almost as long waiting for one of the TookTook drivers ...