This is a continuation of our road trip around the north-western part of Thailand. To read from the start, click HERE.
Days 8, 9, and 10
Food and Drink
Khao Soi (as described HERE) – At a little stall in the triangle on Phadung Muaito
Pad Kra Pao – Stir fried minced pork and basil leaves. Topped with a fried egg (preferably with a runny yolk), and served with coriander infused broth
This, friends, is a slice of crepe cake. Layers of cream and crepes, topped with a delicious berry sauce. The flavour seen here is, of course, rainbow.
In an owl themed cafe, know to us only as ‘Coffee’. Thai tea, and Thai green tea
The tea used
A pseudoscorpion. The picture is bit blurry, because this little fellow is so tiny. Harmless to humans, they prey on mites (bless!), and so we let this guy waltz off, under the duvet to find some.
Another dog in love with Caroline. This one was particularly fat, and waddled happily
A buffalo blocks the path…
Caroline and dogs. I got to pat the cat for a while, but then it walked off.
We happened across two mahouts trying to get their elephants to move a log in a river. They were unsuccessful, but smiled anyway
Delonix regia, another tree adding colour to the streets
Yellow Cassia fistula deciduous trees line a street
Eichhornia crassipes, or Water Hyacinth, in a wet marsh surrounded by banana trees
Wats and temples (aren’t they just everywhere?)
Gate at Kuan Yin Temple, a Chinese buddhist temple, and a rainbow of colour compared to the Thai wats
Lóngguī – Dragon turtle
It was difficult to understand what was going on
I took this because, well, the cloud looks like New Zealand. Sort of.
Wat Jong-Kum Jong Klag, as seen from across the central lake
An all ratan woven Buddha
Burnt mural at Wat Don
House of mirrors at Wat Hua Wiang
The Viharn at Wat Muay Tor
Carvings on the side of a Buddha pedestal – Wat Muay Tor.
Tripped out wallpaper in a tea shop on Makkha Santi
A friend of Caroline’s
Ten kilometres north(ish) we came across this dam. It was a Saturday morning and was dotted with fishermen. A lovely spot.
This lovely old building is a souvenir shop.
We’ve only started noticing these in Mae Hong Son. They are rubber, and appear to be made from old, large tyres. We think they’re for putting rubbish into.
A helipad a few kilometres out of the town. We were told that the US army used this strip to secretly bring weapons to the rebels. Which rebels – and when – remain a mystery (sorry!)
One of several river crossings on a road towards the Myanmar border (we never got that far, the Dark Knight is not meant for vertical climbs up dirt and forest floor – not that we didn’t try… but when the engine started screaming and the bike wouldn’t go any further, we turned around)
We passed through the village, but the ‘advertised’ part was in its own special little area, which we didn’t particularly want to visit.
And by night
Wat Prathat Do Kong Moo – A wat situated at the top of a hill overlooking the town. Of course, there was nobody there.
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