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Jan 26, 2014 - Chiang Saen.

Sunday, 26 January, Travelling day once again. So after finished breakfast at the North, we went to the nearby bus station and we had two seats in a minibus bound for Chiang Saen, a trip about 60 km. We travelled through a very flat farming landscape. I saw many rice fields, some already under water, other waiting to be prepared for a new season. We arrived to Chiang Saen about noon. Chiang Saen is a rather small town situated along the Maekong River, just south of what once was the Golden Triangle. We found our guesthouse rather quickly,...

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Jul 28, 2010 - Das Goldene Dreieck

Viel komfortabler als am Tag zuvor waren wir mit einem Toyota unterwegs. Bevor es zum beruehmt beruechtigten Goldenen Dreieck, der Schmugglerhochburg an der Grenze von Thailand, Laos und Myanmar, ging, haben wir uns fuer zwei Touristenhotspots etwas suedlich von Chiang Rai entschieden. Zuerst der White Temple, eine von einem lokalen Kuenstler mit eigenem Geld finanzierte Kitschanlage mit Temple, Teich und Gallerie. Im Inneren des Tempels wurden gerade Wandmalereien aufgetragen, die wohl an einer Stelle die Uebel der Welt abbilden sollten,...

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Nov 6, 2008 - Into Thailand

This morning started with a spectacular view from our bungalow at Luang Say Lodge before setting out for day two on the Mekong. It was a slow, luxurious day with a chance to stop at another local village. This one was larger, with about 800 people, and had running water and electricity. Even so, the villagers subsist primarily on farming and fishing using the same hand tools they have used for many years. During the afternoon, we received the news about prop 8. Not the news we wanted to hear on our honeymoon. As the river became the border...

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Aug 2, 2008 - Tour of Northern Thailand

Started today at 6:30am :( got up and ready to go on a day trip to the furthest point in northern Thailand. The coach picked us up late and we drove for around 1.5 hours before arriving at our first destination - some hot springs. These did in fact turn out to be geisers which had pools built around them. We spent only 20 minutes here and Callum got to boil some quail eggs in the springs to eat :) We then set off on what we was told would be a 1h30m journey to an ancient temple - it actually took closer to 2h30m haha but when we got there,...

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Thailand/Laos 2008

Jul 13, 2008 - The Golden Triangle

Another day, another tour. As some of you may know I (Neil) really wanted to venture into Burma while Christine was a bit wiery of this. A tour to Northern Thailand would be the best bet. Our bus arrived almost on time and after the obvious change of busses we were off with a bus full of Israeli's and Lebovitchers (for those who don't know what that is, the are the Orthodox Jewish people). After about a one or so hour drive we stop at the amazing White Temple known as the Wat Rongkhun (which was actually not part of the days itinerary but...

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Nov 19, 2007 - Chiang Saen

Everyone should see Chiang Saen once. Ok, maybe just the Anantara Resort. It's the most gorgeous place I've ever been. Sixty acres of tropical jungle enshrouded in mist each morning. The rooms are built into the hillside and very private, with views into the jungle below. The main buildings are built in the Lanna style, with Teakwood and high, sloping roofs. Everything opens onto the lush tropical landscape; there are seemingly few walls. The people here are marvelous and warm, as they seem to be everywhere in Thailand. On the 18th, I saw...

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Southeast Asia!

Oct 24, 2007 - Golden Triangle

We awoke this morning to a beautiful day and after breakfast made our way to Mae Sai and it's cross border sister town of Tachileik on the Burmese side of the border. While in Mae Sai we visited the monument to King Nareseun and Wat Phra That Doi Wao or Scorpion Temple which had spectacular views of Mae Sai and Tachileik in Burma (now known as Myanmar). We took a walk thru the bustling market and stopped for a coffee at Doi Chang Coffee where we took some pictures of the most northern point of Thailand and the crossing into Burma over the...

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