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Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong December 28th 2013

I travelled to Chiang Khong by a local bus which went very slowly, packed on every package and everybody that could fit, had every single window open and took 2 and a half hours but it was pleasant travelling with locals. It was an interesting journey as I could see the houses of the local people in the hills and mountains. Now I am in my guesthouse in Chiang Khong and I am with other tourists waiting to cross the border to Laos tomorrow. Now I will go mingle with some of the guests. I have a cold today and I’m finding the drop in temperature from 35 degrees in Bangkok to 5 degrees in the north of Thailand really strange. It’s amazing that a country can have so many different climates.... read more

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong December 11th 2013

Salut. Me voilà en route pour le Laos. Je viens de recevoir des news de Candice, une Normande du Havre que je dois retrouver avec 2 autres voyageurs, Paquita et Alexandre, avec qui elle est en contact. Nous nous sommes rencontrés de façon virtuelle sur le site internet du Guide du Routard, site sur lequel on peut trouver des compagnons de voyage pour un jour, une semaine, un mois voire plus selon affinités et itinéraire de chacun. C'est également pour cela que je ne suis pas resté très longtemps en Thaïlande mais j'y retournerai à la fin de mon voyage et ça tombe bien car j'ai encore quelques bahts à dépenser. Rendez-vous a donc été pris à Luang Prabang, 3è ville du pays, classée au Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO. Pour s'y rendre, 2 jours de balade ... read more
Slow boat

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong July 30th 2013

So we left chiang rai and headed up to the long neck karen tribe, nice to see the thai government supporting them to remain traditional even though they are immigrants from burma. Hard to imagine what it must feel like wearing all those neck rings. Next up to the tea plantation, this felt like the homecoming to me being an avid green tea drinker. So good to see from plant to leaves and the process it goes thru. Onto mae sai which is the border town to myanmar (burma) and the most northern point of thailand, great little town full of burmese people selling their wares. Could see the evidence of the recent floods. Pic below is off the flooded car park underneath the connecting bridge between both immigration points. Next onto the golden triangle, this ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong March 5th 2013

Summary: Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong Green Inn Read more... The northern part of the country is really pretty surrounded by mountains the road is bordered by vast fields of lust green acreage that extends into a mountain range a really really gorgeous drive. The bus ride took a lot longer than expected, I get to Chiang Khong very very late in the evening. It is well after dark, I do have a great meal at a little local side restaurant store. I do start to wonder what on earth am I doing all the way out here on my own and what on earth is there to see all the out here in the north east of Thailand. More to follow soon guys... read more

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong November 24th 2012

Hello readers, Georgi here, This blog is to update you on our journey into the upper most parts of Thailand. A place of beauty, encapturing sights, and one of the last known hippy freelands out there. In the north, life is not governed by tourist police and pad thai vendors. No. It is floating on a river of satisfaction, flowing free and easy. The lack of ping pong shows, and umskur ridden walk ways allows one to observe the beauties, rather than just avoiding the nasties. Dont get me wrong, i love Bangkok, in all its rush hour glory, but the ability to seek silence when you need it, and a party when you feel like it, is a luxury only felt in the higher realms of Thailand. We stayed in Giant guesthouse 2 in Chiang ... read more


Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong July 6th 2012

We only stayed one night here. Its right on the border between Thailand and Loas and is really tiny. We booked our slow boat trip to Loas down the Mekong river through a company run by two sisters who were lovely and ran us around into town and lent us bikes for free! The only nice bit about staying here was the sunset over Loas across the Mekong that we watched from our Guest House Balcony!... read more

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong May 17th 2012

Sawadee, Sawati khap & Yo! On the 27th of April we arrived in Bangkok, arriving from Delhi. You will see photos from our last few days in India here and the rest are from Thailand and Laos. Bangkok, though famous for its pollution, decadence and chaos seemed like some rich, clean Swiss town after Delhi: a lovely relief from the horrors of Indian grime. Despite that, we were attacked by swarms of cockroaches, have been ripped off to-the-brimm by the locals and have seen the dark side of the 'bangkok boys' and post-war culture of southeast Asia. Here are some photos, please enjoy!... read more

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong May 5th 2012

I can not say enough that the 7 days i spend at the convent/mediation retreat were one of the most amazing times in mi life ... i think with my 6 day experience with elephants the end of my trip was definitly in my top three of my journey ... had woken up at 5am to catch the train at 5'50am however there was an immediate delay of 35 minutes so by the time i arrived at the trainstation where i was suppost to get off everyone at the retreat was in the middle of their 'chores' ... as i walked in i sneaked in a few pictures, however i soon was found out and later on i realize why it's forbidden to take pictures and'/or write about the place in detail ... i't just too ... read more
the train taking mi there ...
sunrise full of expectations ...
i liked the view where i was going ...

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong December 11th 2011

SÀ-WÀT-DI KÂ. lONG TIME NO SEE. ps; regardez toujours jusqu'en bas de la page pour voir les photos. et après sur next pour voir l'autre page de photos. Ici on rencontre plein de gens c.à dire l'europe au complet, l'anglais est un atout car c'est la langue que tous utilisent ou presque. Moi et Claude on s,est fait dire que nous avions 2 accents très différents. lol. Pour ma fête on a été joué au billard dans un endroit de Reggy, Claude a joué avec 1 canadienne, 1 Rasta, 1 italien, 2 thaïlandais en fait m. a gangé 7 parties sur 8. petit rhum, bière Chang et des chips au SUSHI pour ma fête Claude est arrivé avec un gros bouquet de fleurs, gateaux style thai.J'étais vraiement heureuse. On a été au Doi Mai Salong. ( ... read more
Wat Doi Mae Salong

Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong October 29th 2011

Arriving in Chiang Khong we checked into Boom guesthouse. After sitting on a boat for two days we had to then walk 1km to find an ATM so after getting organised we headed out and stopped off at a cafe on the way back for dinner. A few of the locals were having a drink and after eating they insisted we join them. They gave us both a whiskey and coke but after tasting it to please them I passed it over to Emily. They told us stories about the town when tourists had to spend three days there waiting for a visa and one of the guys was a traveling tattooist with lots of stories. We sat with them for an hour or so before going back to the guesthouse. It had been a long ... read more

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