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North to South, Chiang Rai to Pattaya

Garlic fields outside Thaton, on the way to Fang
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Hotel in Fang. Very nice, $15.00 a night!
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Beautiful temple at Chiang Dao caves
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Herb vendor outside Chiang Dao
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Catfish pond, Chiang Dao caves
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Entrance to Wat Tham Chiang Dao
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The cave was great. 453 meters, many temples, bridges over streams, and stalactites
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Back in Chiang Mai, temples everywhere!
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Monkmobile
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Beautifully carved and polished teak Buddha image
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Kunan, or jackfruit. The tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds in weight, and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter.
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And then it was on to Pattaya to wait for Ted to get his replacement Passport. Not exactly why I go to Thailand, but had never been and everybody said I should see it at least once. That was enough
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Some cool cars
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I asked for a half dozen oysters on the half shell. They were fresh, delicious, probably two dozen of them, and $3.00!
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The duck was delicious too. Ate where the locals did, instead of the big seafood places where the clientele was mostly Russian! And the food rediculously overpriced
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The beach was nice, but very touristy. And the umbrellas cost ya.
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Went to the harbor. Lots of boat building
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The yacht club and harbor were nice
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Ouch!
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Yacht club apartments at Ocean Marina Yacht Club
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My Gucci motorbike to tool around on
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There were a couple of nice temples up on the hill overlooking the city
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The Chinese temple and gardens were truly beautiful.
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As you can see, Pattaya is a large tourist beach town, lots of nightclubs, bars, and, well, rooms rented by the hour, if you know what I mean....and I think you do! Not really my 'cup of tea'. Onward to meet Ted and Nattaya in Ubon, and head to Lao
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Posted by ikombazana 22:48 Archived in Thailand

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