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Jan 27, 2012 - So Much Faster than Elephants

As a way to get around northern Thailand, scooters are fantastic! After a bit of a late morning, we set out shortly after 11am on the road to Mae Hong Son. It was full of gorgeous views, exciting turns, and many steep hills. We made only a few stops (for photos) on the way, and reached the city?/town by around 2pm. As a destination, I didn't find Mae Hong Son spectacular, though we didn't explore it much. There are a few wats and many places to eat-- we did have a delicious (and enormous!) lunch. There was a little confusing in the ordering...

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Jan 5, 2012 - Mae Hong Son ** Thailand blog **

After a month enjoying the laid-back pace of life in Sri Lanka, Bangkok for three days was a bit of a shock to the system - a vast, action-packed city populated with an excess of everything from the flashiest shopping malls to the humblest food stalls with every conceivable niche-desire covered, for its 10 million+ inhabitants. All connected by the super-quick sky train and metro, Bangkok is a buzzing place that feels hard to get a grip on first of all. We found the best way to get a taste of the city was a walk round the main sights (Grand...

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Dec 7, 2010 - Pres de la frontiere Birmane

Le nord de la Thaïlande est réputé être magnifique. Nous nous rendons dans le nord ouest, au petit village montagnard de Mae Hong Son. L'air y est frais et l'ambiance paisible. Nous louons a nouveaux une petite moto mais carte fois-ci avec vitesses et il nous faut donc un petit temps d'adaptation. Mais avoir un véhicule est vraiment un avantage dans cette région. Nous roulons a travers les montagnes jusqu'à de petit villages reculés tout près de la frontière Birmane. Nous admirons sur notre route des paysages a coupé le souffle et des...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Back on the Road again !

Well after a pleasant stay in Mae Sariang, I decided to head further north along the Burmese border to the town of Mae Hong Son. The bus trip was quite adventurous as we spent the entire 4 hour trip going up and down various mountains and therefore continually around curves, usually on the wrong side of the road !! Sitting at the back of the bus didn't help and I was relieved therefore when half way through the trip, some people got off and I was able to move more towards the front of the bus. This made the trip a bit more comfortable...

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Feb 8, 2010 - Mae Hong Son.

8 February. The bus to Mae Hong Son supposed to depart from Mae Sariang 10.30 o’clock, the real depart took off one hour later. Once again winding and serpentine roads. 160 kilometres and an average speed about 35 km/h. In late afternoon I finally arrived to Mae Hong Son. Since I already been here before one year ago, so I guess that I had some advantages, I knew the local conditions at least a little bit. Already when the bus entered the bus station, I noticed that there were only two tuk-tuk available. Despite that I was sitting in the...

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Mar 19, 2009 - Mae Hong Son.

19 March Another day of traveling. Even if I would like to stay longer time in Chiang Mai, because there are many things more to see and do, but no problem, I will be back. Before my visa running out I would like to see something new, that’s why I choose to go to Mae Hong Son. I choose to take a flight, a 45 minutes flight, then I was in Mae Hong Son. A bus trip would take 5 – 6 hours, because the terrain is so rugged. In Mae Hong Son I had a flying start, within one hour I was on a tour and saw some of the Mae Hong Son province. The main...

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Jan 25, 2008 - Mae Hong Son

Description It's the regional capital of the Western most Thai Provence so it's a much larger city than Pai w/ it's own small airport, but nowhere near the size of Chiang Mai. There's a weird man-made looking lake in the middle of the city w/ a nice little night market. Not much else to mention - sort of a bland location Highlights Getting there was an adventure. From Soppong we stopped at road shack and had the best pad thai I've ever eaten. After re-filling on gas we followed signs for a waterfall and entered some random natural park. ...

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Oct 27, 2007 - Mae Hong Son

Yesterday was a lazy day of shopping in advance of leaving our hotel to fly to Mae Hong Son in the northwest of Thailand close to the border of Burma (Myanmar). We arrived in Mae Hong Son at about 11:30 a.m. and were met at the airport by our guide Akaradeet and were immediately taken to our hotel so that we could drop off our bags. We were then taken to the Fern Restaurant for lunch before heading out past some rice paddies ready for harvest near the village of Huay Pha to the Fish Caves at Tham Pla National Park. The fish are soro brook...

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Feb 1, 2007 - Back home again

Uit voorzorg vanwege het drukke verkeer in Bangkok zijn we ruim van te voren naar het vliegveld vertrokken. Zonder ontbijt achter de kiezen maar met een broodje van de Subway en een flesje mandarijnensap voor de eerste trek. Het verkeer viel mee, dus we waren lekker vroeg op Suvarnabhumi airport. Toen na een half uurtje de incheck-balies open gingen stonden we dan ook bijna vooraan. En zo konden we ook snel vaststellen dat de airporttax die dag verhoogd was van 500 naar 700 Baht. Natuurlijk hadden we alle restant batjes opgemaakt, dus we...

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Aug 21, 2006 - Elephants and Hill Tribes

We are in Northern Thailand, a little village close to the Burmese border called Pai. The area is surrounded by rivers, rolling hills, and dense jungle filled with hill tribes. These hill tribes live deep in the rain forest, they are migrants with no regard for national borders, many are refugees from Burma and China, while others come from Bhutan and Tibet. Their main source of income is jungle trek tours that bring toursits into their villages, you spend a night there and then ride an elephant and maybe do a rafting trip. Some are more...

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Jun 23, 2006 - Trekking in the hills

My 3 days of trekking got off to a fantastic start when I was ready and waiting in front of the guesthouse, trying to eat my breakfast consisting of some kind of watery garlic and cabbage concoction served in a small plastic bag with no fork or chop-sticks or anything, which I had hastily purchased from a vendor over the road. The sticky rice in another plastic bag was relatively easy in comparison! I met Rachel and Rob, an english couple who were also doing the trek and they told me they'd just had breakfast in the same guesthouse that I...

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Jun 23, 2006 - Jason & Sarah at Cave Lodge

This was our second trip up to Cave Lodge, we wanted to share it with Jason and Sarah, also the last time we were here, the river was too low to take a kayaking trip so that was additional motivation to return. It was our first time in any kind of kayak these I guess are not really kayaks, since they are rubber, but they were great for us being beginners. Sarah and I had guides to make it very easy...Bill and Jason had to really work to get up to speed for the first time out, the guides didn't give them much practice or time, they just hit...

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