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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son July 4th 2018

C’est reparti mon kiki, je reprends ma ligne personnelle de métro, la 15 habituelle, à destination de Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok, Thaïlande. Les sempiternelles grèves nationales tombent mal et augmentent le temps de trajet au départ ainsi que la température des wagons. Le court arrêt à Vienne, Autriche, offre un quasi vol direct de moins de 10 heures. Le siège est étroit dans le Boeing 777, mon écran est cassé, donc bien calé, je n’ai d’autre occupation que de dormir, j’y arrive plutôt bien. Ne partant que 2 semaines, j’ai allégé mon sac, 12,9 kilos, un record. Premier beef green curry à l’aéroport. Vol pour Chiang Mai, 700 kms au nord de BKK et me voilà rendu à mes désormais habitudes siamoises. Il fait nuit, je file à mon hôtel réservé, l’A.N. House dans la vieille ville, ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son July 3rd 2017

I hovered over the map before my first trip to Thailand; then I suddenly located a small town close to the Myanmar border – Mae Hong Son. I studied it more carefully; a winding road travels from Chiang Mai through the mountain pass of North Western Thailand. I googled it further and found it takes over 1500 pass through the rolling hills and the mountain to reach there. Sure, my kind of place, I thought. I contacted Alex, my tour organizer in Chiang Mai from Orient X’plorer. “Why do you want to travel to Mae Hong Son? It’s not a tourist area,” Alex was perplexed. “Exactly, that’s the reason,” I replied. “No, honestly Tab, there are over 1500 mountain pass to drive there. And at the end, it’s just a small border town.” “And that’s the ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son November 10th 2015

สวัสดี S̄wạs̄dī - Hello from Pai, Thailand! What a perfect day of riding! Today we departed Mae Sariang in route to Mae Hong Son. Our first stop along the way was a visit to a World War II museum named the Thailand-Japan Friendship Memorial. Here they showed us a movie (propaganda) about how great it was for Thailand to be occupied by Japan during WWII. Hmmm.... Anyway, by mid-day, we arrived at the Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, the first temple of Mae Hong Son. The entire way from the beginning of the day to this temple was traveled on narrow, twisty, curvy roads. In fact 1,864 curves to be exact. When we arrived at the temple, we were greeted and presented a certificate from the Governor of Mae Hong Son, for completing the journey ... read more
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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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