Day #154: Chiang Rai Buddhist Caves September 3rd 2013 I spent today cycling around the outskirts of Chiang Rai: once out of the city centre it is quick and easy to get to quiet, rural lanes that are perfect for cycling (they are also flat!). I visited the two most famous sites on the West of the city today, both Buddhist sites built into the cave formations in the hillsides. I found them both a little creepy: the first site, Tham Tu Pu was deserted a ... 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