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Feb 1, 2009 - Bus Ride from Hell - to Tha Ton

Left Chiang Mai for Tha Ton, the logic being that from Tha Ton you can take a boat to Chiang Rai - which is en route to the Laos border. Tha Ton and Chiang Rai are also up there in Northern Thailand, so you get to see different hill tribe people - the ones where the ladies wear rings around their necks and wear bright clothing and head dresses. Lonely Planet lists the bus ride as three hours. It's a regular pubilc bus, no aircon but nice big windows, one level - like a single decker bus. This is my first trip on a regular public bus in...

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