Mai oh Mai
Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
114Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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Chiang Mai is much bigger than I imagined and very lively. Streets full of night markets and the ladyboys are out in full cabaret costume.
We did a 2 day trek into the rainforest and spent the night in a remote hillside village. There were 3 english girls,4 spanish and 2 hunky guys from Germany, all extremely nice and were happy to engage with us. I was known as strong mumma and Gary- Pappa. It was very challenging over rough terrain through rice fields and over rivers all in the oppressive heat and humidity and occasional shower which only made things steamier
Yesterday we did a tour to the White Temple which was absolutely stunning, then off to The Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet. We saw Dead Man's Zone where the heroine trafficking took place, now the poppies have been replaced with Casinos and tourism. Our last stop was to the long neck tribe and it was fascinating, how these people live in the 21 century and retain their tribal customs is something to see. Great day.
Back to Bangkok tonight on THAT train!!!!