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... we asked the security if he could not stamp us out of Thailand as we only started our 30 day visa the day before entering from Laos. Plus we would only be in Burma for 6 hours, and wasnt sure whether we would get another 30 days if we got stamped out at that boarder. He obviously thought we were cheeky to ask so to annoy us he slammed the stamps into our passports.
We then moved onto buying the Burma visa where the security were really ...
... elephant pants and have commented on how comfortable they are so Greg and I bought some tonight. Needless to say, they were right. I love mine.
We checked in at the hotel around 9:30 pm. Jip's cousin just opened up a hotel in November so we were one of her first guests. The hotel was beautiful and we enjoyed the accommodations. Pictures will be included in tomorrow's blog. We had a long but enjoyable day.
... but they learned a few things. I rationalize that I was then able to take photos of them, which you shall see here. Wait 'til you see Barry in the pond, still holding on, with the elephant submerged. I think when he is reincarnated he will be a mahout!! So enough with the talk, I'll now download the photos.
(By the way, I am writing this from Laos. We were always on the go and I rarely had time to work on this blog.)
... but happy in the knowledge we weren't ripped off. Yeah, have that cheeky songthaew driver!!
That night we couldn't find any restaurant or street food vendor who had an English menu or even spoke any word of English. We tried for almost an hour but were so fed up by then we just went and bought some horrible snacks from the Tesco Express store (yes they have those here!). A sad state of affairs. With that in mind we redoubled our efforts to learn some more Thai ...
... of being here. I choose two lovely jade and silver pendants (well I couldn't decide between them), they're small but beautiful and won't weigh me down, good decision I think.
I would love to see Burma properly and experience the country further, it's not really on my plans at the minute but you never know... I enjoyed my brief encounter with it anyway before setting off once more for Chiang Mai :)