Day #153: The long boat to Chiang Rai September 1st 2013 My plan for today was to travel from Chiang Dao to Tha Ton in the North of Thailand, where it is possible to get a boat to Chiang Rai, down the Kok river, a tributary of the Mekong. The boat leaves daily at 12:30pm but my plans went awry as I had not realised that on Sundays the bus from Chiang Dao does not go as far as Tha Ton but stops at nearby Fang, from where you have to take a shared taxi. V ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Rai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
I have quit my job, said au revoir to my family and friends, taken a deep breath, and set off on the trip of a lifetime: the Trans-Siberian railway.
This blog is a way of keeping myself amused during the long time away and, of course, keeping in touch with aforementioned and much-missed friends and family!... full info