Switzerland of Thailand
Trip Start Jan 09, 2013
123Trip End Ongoing
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Now I know you wouldn't believe this - but the dog started guiding me!
He started walking up the street, and kept looking back to make sure I was following. When we came to a traffic light, he turned left which was what the girl had told me. No way!!
Soon I found the guesthouse. I thanked him and gave him another good pat.
I checked in at the guesthouse, dropped off my backpack, and walked next door for lunch
Later, I started planning my day to rent a motorcycle to ride around town. As I was standing at a front desk of the guesthouse, I felt something against my leg and there was my buddy again!! I was so happy to see him and gave him some more affection. Looking relieved to have found me, he lied down at my feet as I waited for my bike.
Talk about a special dog. I was instantly in love. I've been looking for him since but there has been no sight of him :-(
Now back to Switzerland.
Mae Hong Son is the most beautiful town I've visited in Northern Thailand so far.
Unlike Pai, Mae Hong Song is a much less touristy town surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Since we are in the dry season, the mountains are a bit brownish from dry trees/leaves but the view is stunning nonetheless. I took the bike out early in the morning to start exploring this beautiful town and wow wow wow. Breathtaking views everywhere
I just love Thailand. People are so sweet. Everything is cheap. Food is delicious.
I love how people bow their head and sometimes put their hands together at their chest when greeting or showing appreciation. I love that people take off their shoes/sandals immediately at the entrance. They do this everywhere, not just in their homes - at place of business, temples, shops, etc. I love that they sit on the floor while they sit in a circle and eat with their hands. There's something natural and intimate about that..
If it weren't for the brutally humid weather and the massive mosquito population, I would seriously consider staying here ;)