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Chiang Mai To Myanmar

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The Old Wall
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The White Wat
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Street Life in Chiang Mai
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Naga lined stairs to yet another incredible Wat, Mae Sai, Myanmar Border
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Myanmar Border
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Looking Back into Thailand
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Checkin' In
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Street Life in Tachiliek Myanmar
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Local Transpportation
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So we got into Bangkok, took the overnight train to Chiang Mai, which was a kick in the pants! Hung out for a couple days in the walled city, hired a car and went to Chiang Rai. There were two wedding ceremonies for Ted and Nattaya, one in her village, and the other in the swankiest resort on the Kok River with two swimming pools and absolutely amazing food delivered by many a cabana girl. Drove up to Mae Sai and over the border into Myanmar. Lotsa guys with Russian machine guns walkin around. Good food, great beer and I found a Gibson J200 for fifty bucks. Chinese of course! Yesterday we went down to Haad Chiang Rai which is the beach on the bend in the river. Drank a couple Chang beers and ate some really interesting food along the river, took a swim and hung out with some of the locals. Needed VIDEO for the food! Today we're off to take a river boat up to Tha Ton and see the Buddist Monastery, many temples, and stay for the night before taking the river boat back here to Chiang Rai. After that it's on to Laos, and I think Bo, Kent and I are going to fly to Cambodia to see Ankor Wat.
Ya'll have fun, Dave

Posted by ikombazana 19:26

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Mighty fine, dave. Skip the photos.

by martin

So, Dave are you going to bring any cabana girls back?

by Tom McKervey

Hi Tom, I sure found a couple I'd like to! I'm sittin' on the border in Chiang Khong, gonna head across into Lao this afternoon. I tried to get a boat to Luang Prabang but apparently the river is the lowest they've ever seen and the boats aren't running except the little speed boats, and they wan't triple the usual price. They say the Chinese closed a bunch of locks up river for political raesons. I've got an overnight bus trip through the mountains instead. The full moon is commin' up and it's supposed to be outrageous in Lao. Big Buddist celebration. I'll be in Luang Prabang for a couple days and then maybe south to Ko Sumui island. When you see Bo, tell him thanks for the heads up on breakfast, I'm hooked!

by ikombazana

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