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Jun 24, 2006 - Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

I checked the ticket last night and it said pick up was 9.30am so I set my alarm for 7.30 to give me time to check on passport progress and have some breakfast first. My alarm had just gone off and I hit snooze once to get a few more minutes when the phone rang! The tour guide was waiting in the lobby - and I'm still asleep in bed! Mad rush around the room grabbing what I need and was downstairs within minutes. Hotel man reassured me passport is being dealt with and will be brought today. Our tour guide for the day is called Tum, but he...

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May 29, 2006 - Chiang Rai, Laos en Mae Sai

Maandag 29/05 Ik voelde me alweer wat beter maar zat nog steeds aan de diaree.. We werden om 7 uur opgehaald, hebben nog even de gelegenheid gekregen om te ontbijten en zijn vervolgens in het busje gestapt samen met 2 engelsen en 2 jongen uit Israel. Na ongeveer 6 uur te hebben gereden kwamen we aan in Chiang Rai waar we een Buddha hebben bezocht en waar we wat uitleg hebben gkregen over deze plaats. Zijn vervolgens weer verder gereden totdat we aankwamen bij een rivier aankwamen waar we in een soort speedbootje zijn gestapt en naar de...

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May 25, 2006 - Golden Triangle by motorbike

So Oliver, the young Canadian, hired a bike and I climbed, dubiously, onto the back of Pete's scooter. Pete is half Native Ameriacan and half Canadaian, 60 year old, Vietnam Vet who lives in Thailand with his Japanese wife. We headed off to the Golden Triangle via Mae Chiang and Chiang Saen and then onto Mae Sai about 150kms all up I do not like being on the back of a motorbike but decided that there are millions of others who do it daily in Asia and survive so I made myself do it. I did, however, leave marks on Pete's thighs where I...

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Karen's Trip 2006

May 2, 2006 - Chiang Mai

Well we made it. What a trip! Chiang Mai is a great place. Our hotel is pretty decent. The weather has been very hot and humid. The temp today was about 34c. We found out that we like one of the locals beers, Sangha. The red wine here is terrible. Today we did some excursions. We went to the largest temple in Chiang Mai ( over 600 hundred years old). I will have to tell you the name of it next entry as I don't have any of my info with me. It was very elaborate. Tom and I were blessed by a Priest and a Monk. Tom was blesssed by the Monk as...

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Feb 22, 2006 - Mae Sai - kleiner Grenzverkehr mit Myanmar

Ein Tagesausflug bringt uns mit dem Public Bus nach Mae Sai an der Grenze zu Myanmar. Viel Betrieb herrscht hier, seit die Militaers von Yangon diese Grenze vor Kurzem aufgemacht haben. Die beiden Orte am Grenzfluss sind inzwischen praktisch zu einem verschmolzen. Die Burmesen kaufen hier die Waren, die es in ihrem Land nur zu praktisch unerschwinglichen Preisen gibt, also vor allem technische Geraete wie Handys, Gameboys, Haushaltsgeraete usw.; die Thais und die Touristen nuetzen die guenstigen Einkaufsmoeglichkeiten fuer Waren aus Myanmar...

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Feb 13, 2006 - Entry from personal journal(NEW backposting)

Big day today! Jinx and I decided yesterday to leave Chaing Mai & go to Koh Phan Nyang But 1st we had to renew our Visas which would expire tomorrow had we not booked a "tour" to Laos & back daytrip style. First stop was natural hotsprings, 90 degrees C into a river but nowhere nice and warm to swim, either too hot or too cold. next to a temple, super big monument to complement the super big tree outside. this being the 2nd super big tree I have come to the conclusiion thai build temples near big trees. Good spirit energy or something? We...

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Bear overseas

Feb 7, 2006 - Golden triangle

We travelled to the Golden Triangle, a small area on the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma, famous for its poppy growing and challenges over ownership as everyone wants the routes for their exports. We travelled to this area via Chiang Sean, an ancient walled city that was built in the 11th century and abandoned in the 18th century only resettled in 1881 so the old parts are mainly ruins with influence in architecture from Burma. The museum here has a potted history of the area and lots of artefacts and details of how to tell the ages of...

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Feb 3, 2006 - traveling alot

we just returned from chaing doa. its north of chaing mai.we went to the caves which was excellent and scary. the cave system is actually like a 700 hundred year old monastery which monks still live at. we got some great pictures from our latern guided tour through the caves. wild. also we went to the chaing mai zoo a couple of days ago. I saw two white tigers playing and two panda bears eating. It was cool trip but hard cause the hills are so steep even in the zoo. last night we ate french food and wine on the side of a mountain in chaing...

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Jan 9, 2006 - Myanmar, Burma

With our first month in Thailand drawing to an end we set out for the Burmese border at Mei Sai to extend our visa. The time in Burma was happily brief (15 minutes if that), however, the journey there and back took 12 and a half hours *yawn* To keep myself amused I wrote a list of things seen en-route: - buffalo grazing - a cluster of at least 15 shrines on a dangerous bend - rolling hills COVERED with trees - women carrying pales of wet cement in each hand - a school band on an oval - rice paddies disappearing into the mist - a shrine...

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David & M

Nov 28, 2005 - Mae Sai for the day (well nearly!)

28 November - Mae Sai I decided to go to Mae Sai for the day - the Northern-most point in Thailand and only 60km from Chiang Rai. This is also a border crossing to Burma, so most of the westerners who go there are doing a 'visa run' (going into Burma briefly to extend their visa for 30 days as I had done from Mae Sot). After going to the Post Office, I got a 10am bus, arriving in Mae Sai just after 11am. I discovered that the last bus back to Chiang Rai was at 3pm, so not exactly much of a day trip! However, that turned out to be plenty of...

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Oct 11, 2005 - The Golden Triangle

Ancient temples. Golden pagodas. Giant Buddhas. Monks. Hill-tribe villages. Elephant trekking. Rice paddies. Orchids. Incense. Long-tail river boats. Royal crypts. Chaotic street markets. Lemongrass. Tuk-tuks. These are the classic Asian elements that combined to create our distinctly unforgettable visit to the Golden Triangle - the area of Southeast Asia where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) meet at the Mekong River. We were thrilled to discover that our hotel overlooked the Mekong and the actual Golden Triangle, so that...

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Sep 25, 2005 - The Golden Triangle.............hmmmmm

Yesterday was a bit of a fiasco! Spent 800Baht ($26approx) to take a ride out to see the Golden Triangle which is the point where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet where the opium trade was huge at one time and where opium was traded for gold. Well to begin with we were up at 7am which was supposed to be pickup time and they were 45minutes late - so no breakfast since nobody is up at that time, the drive to Chaing Rai was 3 1/2 hours with a 20 minute stop at their hotsprings (they are building a hotsprings resort across the way from the stop...

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