Nong Lung Yung

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    • Day8

      Chiang mai - Chiang rai

      December 22, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

      Die einte hend eus scho vermisst aber mir läbet no und sind wohl uf. 😌

      Chiang mai hät eus vorallem kulinarisch verwöhnt, ah jedem Ecke häts wunderbari Kafis gha und die viele Vegetarische Restaurants händ super zu eus passt. D Lea hett no e Gripp verwütscht, doch nach 2 Täg isches au ihre wieder besser gange.☺️
      (Mami, zum Glück hemmer dini Chügeli debi 😘)

      Nach zwei Nächt Chiang mai, sind mir mitem Green bus, 5h i d Berge gfahre uf Chiang rai. Vo Chiang rai händ mir für 50 Baht (1.65 CHF) de local bus zum Duck Restaurant gno (für 32km 1.5h) wo eus de Simon und d Thay abgholt hend.

      Ih ihrem Airbnb hend mir vorallem entspannt und am zweite Tag, mit zwei anderne Gäst us England, de Sue und em Michael, sightseeing gmacht.
      Opium Museum, de Määrt bi de Grenze zu Myanmar, s goldene Drüeck und „shopping“ in Laos.

      Wär hett gwüsst dassmer in Thailand Polo mit Elefante anstatt Pferd spielt? 😅 De Simon hät eus viel über Thailand und sis läbe verzellt und mir sind schochli trurig verlönd mir das wunderschöne Plätzli morn.

      Nächsti Stop wird de Grenzübergang zu Laos sie, wo mir s Visum beaträget und döt ei Nacht schlafet. Aschlüssend wär s Ziel es Boot ufem Mekong z verwütsche und mit dem zwei Täg uf Luang prabang z fahre.

      Mir wärdets gseh ob alles klappt. ☺️
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    • Day13

      The Hill People

      November 29, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Perhaps the nicest day, weather wise we have had this trip, 28 and sunny. We headed out to the mountains to visit Akha and Yao, minority villages. The Akha are originally from Burma, having fled the fighting there. We were able to walk through a thatched, bamboo house owned by an elderly woman who sold us bracelets. She didn’t have running water but had electricity and an old satellite t.v. We walked the length of the town of 500 and met the mayor who was quite personable. The mayor is ‘elected’ but buys his votes. He has a great deal of power. As well as being headman, he is also policeman, judge and jury. He is a young man and has big plans for the village. He wants to encourage tourism by having his older citizens dress in traditional garb (they already sell souvenirs). He is trying to address the drug trade but has already been shot at, twice! Being mayor is very lucrative. He gets a salary from the government and unspecified ‘perks’. He drove a brand new Honda and had the biggest house in the village.

      A short drive took us to the second town whose people are from Tibet. The older women where turbans and ethnic dress. We walked to a public school and looked into the classrooms. A teacher applies for the job and must be approved by the bureaucracy of the royal family as the royal family are the patrons of the school. The rooms were small but everyone seemed in good spirits. The teachers must teach but also get the kids to like them as there is no infrastructure to keep them in school. If they are unhappy, they stay home.
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    • Day14

      Goodbye to the Katiliya Resort

      November 30, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Today we leave Chiang Rai and drive to Chaing Mai, our final stop before heading home.

      The resort is in the hills outside Chiang Rai which means that once we are dropped off, we are here for the night. The access road alone is 2 kms. The resort is surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens, mature trees and lots of water features. It is a typical tropical resort in that the only inside spaces are the rooms. Hallways, dining room, bar and lobby are open-air.

      There are 2 lovely pool areas. One unheated, the other a heated large jacuzzi and a children’s pool. The jacuzzi is the size of the average backyard pool at home.

      The most memorable feature however, will be the toads in the pool just outside the lobby. They are VERY loud and sound like a cross between an angry goose and a small dog. The front desk staff say the toads moved into the pool on their own and the noise drives them crazy (the toads croak from dusk to dawn). Sort of like an unwelcome relative who moves into your basement and refuses to leave! We came up with many creative solutions which respects the Buddhist proscription against killing. My favourite suggestion was a sign that said, "Free frogs".
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