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Feb 22, 2012 - On the road into the Golden Triangle of Thailand

I am writing this some weeks after, as access to Internet, and when found, the incredible slow speed, has made this journal writing more arduous. And arduous is not in the travel plans! As we savoured Chiang Mai, and looked at the next steps, we decided to hire a minivan and driver-guide for a couple of days to explore the very north border with Burma (Myanmar), and then head to Chiang Rai, from which we could bus to Laos and take the boat down the Mekong to Luang Prabang, Laos. We met a French Canadian couple, Suzanne and Jean Guy, who...

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Apr 4, 2010 - Mae Salong.

4 April. Once again an early breakfast and check out. Short walk back to the song-thaew station and 10.30 o’clock I departed Thaton for a 2,5 hours trip to Mae Salong. The first 30 kilometres went rather quick, lesser than a hour. But the remaining 15-20 kilometres took much longer time, because of the condition of the road. Suddenly I was back in the mountains again and it was mostly uphill. Finally I arrived to Mae Salong a Chinese Kuomintang settlement. Mae Salong is mostly known for its tea, Mae Salong tea is sold worldwide as a Chinese...

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Sep 20, 2009 - Mae Salong, Mae Sai.. border towns in Northern Thailand

Met with fierce resistance from the ATMs in Chiang Rai to secure cash before heading off on the day trip with Ferran, from Barcelona. I was hoping my Mastercard would prove more generous later in the day (which happily it did but only dispensed small amounts). I suspect that the BoI fraud squad have wondered why I am suddenly withdrawing cash from Bangkok and not Baggot Street! We rented the motorbike for the day, a 120cc machine which at least came with something resembling helmets. Its inventors never envisaged that it would be used to...

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Susan ar Strae 2009