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Published: November 10th 2005
Bus to Chaing Mai
We were relegated to the last row of the bus for this ride...and the fan above us did not work...but luckily everyone in front of us kept their window open.
The bus back to Chiang Mai was a hoot as we were stuck in the very back with a Thai guy on one side and a Swiss girl on the other...but lots of leg room. Thank god for my MP3 player. The bus once again stopped at the same roadside town where it did on the way to Pai...this time I decided to get some food...and the fried noodles turned out to be very good.
In Chiang Mai, we got a room at Banana Guest House because Julie guesthouse was packed. Tamar and I toured around town a bit and ended up drinking beers at Sax Bar and listening to great music and shooting pool. The pefect cure to a long bus ride.
The next day, we moved to Julie guesthouse and rented a scooter. We toured the city and visited many temples (the city boast over 300 of them) that make Chaing Mai a must-visit in Thailand. The city has a New and Old part to it, the old part is laid-out in a large square area that is surrounded by a moat. At night we hit the famous Night Bazaar where I grabbed some street food and
Baby on Bus
This baby was playing hide and seek with me for a few minutes during the beginning of the 4 hour ride.
browsed the many booths featuring tacky touristy items.
The next day we scooted around town more visiting more temples. At night, after having a few beers at the guesthouse with our new Spanish friends, we headed out to La Brassarie to hear live music performed by the guitarist Took, a Chiang Mai legend.
It is off to the Thailand/Laos border town of Chiang Khong and then to Laos the next day.
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