The curious incident of the cockroach in the night
The neighbours’ bitter gourd – I may need to take a midnight walk with scissors!
The Mynah bird we pass every evening – one day he will say ‘hello’!
The Chiang Rai luxury bus goodies!
A cold and wet night in Chiang Rai – I did not bring appropriate clothing. Brrrr – boo!
Subtle evening light outside our room
Much cuteness and surprisingly friendly for a Thai cat 🙂
Strangely, written in English – makes you question the target audience!
Overtaken by the pigs
If you want to have a totally amazing experience and be thoroughly spoiled, go stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort. Alternatively, get a generous writing gig reviewing this hotel 🙂
Early morning view from the room!
The view from the room in the other direction
Excuse the poor rushed photo. The time difference at the Thai/Myanmar border. Look closely – 10 minutes!!!
The village tour
The family motor!
The spices here have a more Indian influence than Thai
And consequently so does the food
Anchovy paste on the left and shrimp paste on the right – stinky!
Sandalwood and milling stones – the powder is mixed with water and used on the face by the Burmese ladies
Shoes of many colours
Feeding the pigeons at the temple
Dodging the pigeons for obvious reasons!
Making their blessing at Phra Jow La Keng temple
A little Shan girl trying to make a quick sale – who can resist?
A typical Shan village in Tachilek – the Chan people make up about 1/6 of the Burmese population
Pathat Sueli Lacon Chedi in Tachilek
Paying my respects to the ‘Wednesday Day’ Buddha (the day and time of the week I was born)
Even at the temples, the locals try to sell you stuff
The view over Tachilek (Myanmar aka Burma) from the chedi
This fun sign caught my eye 🙂
The huge leaves of the teak tree
Floating homes on the Mekong
Whizzing along in a long boat on the Mekong
Bath time for the Local Laos women
Snake whiskey in Laos
Leaving Laos after a very brief visit to the market
The Golden Triangle – Thai side
Dining in style