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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son May 13th 2015

Possibly dehaydrated from nasty sunburn (sorry mum), added to tired and hot, could be why I spent 24 hours vomiting followed by a day of pathetic recuperation. Felt awful and couldn't keep anything down, but very well looked after. On doesn't approve of small appetites!... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 27th 2015

These ants are part of the family. They are big black ants with spikes on their backs. Not at all aggressive or angry...probably because they are huge with spikes on their back!... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 26th 2015

More storms as the rains start... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 24th 2015

We spent the afternoon at the river at the bottom of John and Nang's plot of land in Soppong. Elliot used to be a tour guide in the area and had come to visit with his wife Lisa and their daughter Eden.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 14th 2015

So we had a very quiet Songkran staying in Ban Tham Lod (people said that we should go to Chiang Mai but the more we heard about it the better our decision to stay became - crowds, Police, crashing motorbikes, sewer water...). We went with Nang to pay respects to her elders, drank beer with Jittra and Gai, and splashed water with the kids.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 6th 2015

On Sunday we went to Bangkok, arriving at 6am on Monday. Here is a list of the things we did: - Stopped off in Chiang Mai, had a pedicure, bumped into 1 person who had stayed at Cave Lodge. - walked around Lumphini Park in Bangkok, saw big reptiles, met some men gambling. - dinner with Marcus and Julie - dancing on Khao San Road, bumped into 2 people who had stayed at Cave Lodge. - shopping in China Town with Marcus, Julie, Dave and Nate - Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre - Golden Mountain - lots of coffee shops - got royally ripped off on our coach journey to Chiang Mai - Pai hot springs :-) - strolled around Pai - Reggae festival, bumped into 3 people who had stayed at Cave Lodge, and 1 ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 4th 2015

Poi Sang Long at a village on the edge of Pai. Some of Nang's relatives were supporting boys to become monks. Then a festival at the oldest temple in Pai. Then we visited Diew's place by the river. (no pictures).... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son April 1st 2015

This is a fun place to scramble. Next time I will climb down the person sized hole into the cave inside, but seeing as the kids we were with weren't allowed to, it felt mean to do it this time. Ironically, when I got back to Cave Lodge, I had received an email from a Geocaching website and I searched for this area and discovered that there is a cache down there...... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son March 29th 2015

The traditional leaf roof needs to be changed every 3/4 years. John and Nang are thinking about putting on an easier-to-maintain roof, but the leaves look so much nicer than some brightly coloured plastic. Also, having the leaf roof means that the skills to make these are passed on to the next generation, so good all round... except that I was very jealous of the roofers being able to climb around up there!... read more
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