Trip Start May 15, 2004
48Trip End Aug 20, 2004
Show trip route
Where I stayed
The next day, we awoke and went on another tour of the temples, which were incredible. They were so well taken care of, some of the best-kept I've ever seen. We spent about 4 hours touring with a really nice guide who gave us lots of historical information about the temples and Buddhism. Then we just relaxed as we will take an overnight bus to Chiang Mai.
Around 9pm we hopped in a tuk-tuk and headed for the highway to catch our bus. Here I was thinking we were only going a few blocks to the bus station, so I just stand on the bumper and hold on to the roof and all of a sudden we're on the freaking highway! I'm holding on for dear life, and as I still have my giant backpack on, I cant get inside the tuk-tuk. Finally we stop and wait by the side of the highway for the bus, which will just pullover on the highway to let us on. So, the bus pulls up and we sprint across the highway feeder road and get into the already overcrowded bus for 10 hours of sleepless torture!