Flashback – Thailand

We spent a couple of days exploring (read: recuperating from our jet lag) Bangkok before we carried on with our trip.

View of the river from the apartment we stayed at in Bangkok.

We then hired a driver to take us from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand. Populations have dwelled in Chiang Rai since the 7th century. During the 13th century it became the center of the Lanna Thai Kingdom. The region was occupied by the Burmese until 1786 and isĀ  rich in natural resources and textiles.

Chiang Rai province’s Golden Triangle bordering Laos and Burma was once the hub of opium production which had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. Until this day, entire clans live together in bamboo houses and each village has its own individual character.

Meg and my hotel room at the resort we stayed at in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Our private porch.

We decided to explore the area around our resort. We hiked to a tea plantation in the mountains.

We made it to the Tea Plantation!

After our hike, Meg and I decided to take a leisurely swim in the resort’s infinity pool overlooking the mountains. This was followed by tea and Thai massages. (Side bar: Meg had never had a massage before this!)

The beautiful pool.

Sipping tea before our massages.

Ready to enjoy our massages!

The next day we moved on to Laos. We all hopped in a boat docking from Chiang Rai, Thailand and took the boat right to Bokeo, Laos.

The boats you take to cross the border from Thailand into Laos.

We are ready to see what Laos has to offer!

Advertisements

4 Comments

Filed under Travel

4 responses to “Flashback – Thailand

  1. Pingback: Flashback – Thailand | Home Far Away From Home

  2. Meg

    I want to go back.

    ps – be prepared to see this same comment on every post about this trip…

  3. U have a cool blog over here. I just wanna say thanks for all the interesting stuff on it. I’ll follow your site if you keep up the good work!

  4. Pingback: A Walk Down Memory Lane | Bee in DC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s