Takin' off for Thailand in a week. Time to batten down the boat for a month! The loose itinerary goes like this, Bangkok on Feb 14th, overnight train to Chiang Mai 16-17th, Chiang Rai 18th -21st for Ted and Nattaya's wedding. 21-23rd Mae Sai to Tachileik Myanmar. 23rd-27th Tachileik to Chiang Khong/Huay Xai to Luang Prabang Laos, kayaking the Mekong River. 28th- Mar. 1st Luang Prabang Laos to Doi Mae Salong Thailand and then on to Tha Ton, Fang, and Chiang Dao caves til the 4th or 5th. From there to the Pai Valley, and then on to the Mae Hong Son loop. Three days in the mountains of Thailand through Mae Sariang and end up at Doi Inthanon National Park and the highest peak in Thailand at 8500 ft. From there back to Chiang Mai on the 8th or so, catch a plane or take the train back to Bangkok on the 9th or 10th. Spend a couple of days around the islands south of Bangkok with Ted, Nattaya, and her brother and family, and then fly home on the 15th.
Well......that's kinda the plan anyway, I'll keep you posted.