Trip to Chiang Rai and Mae Sai. Part 3. Arrive Mai Sai

Arriving in Mae Sai in the mid afternoon we immediately went in search of accommodation. After being directed literally through the markets to a guest house where we could not even stop outside of because of the market, we found another that had quite an idyllic setting on the banks of a river only fifty feet or so wide with Myanmar on the other side.

The guest house had seen a lot of days… all of them better than today.. it was run down and scruffy with a bed whose mattress looked like it had been found on the local tip. Riverside guest house

So off again and eventually we came across a small family guest house down a side street called “Little Bear” It was only 480 baht a night and within walking distance of the night market and it had parking, so we took a room.

Little Bear Chiang Rai

Little Bear Chiang Rai

Not wanting to waste the day we headed up into the market around mid afternoon looking for the stalls in the backstreets that twenty two years ago sold rubies by the bucket load. We were told they had all gone and moved over into Burma a few hundred meters up the road. Anyway Mrs. Wombat got a bargain when she bought a Tiger Eye bracelet. Can’t tell you how much.. you wont believe it. (see video). 🙂

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye 1

Bought three bottles of Maesai One fruit wine, Mangosteen, Lychee and Mulberry. The sample tastings were really nice.

Measai fruit wines

Measai fruit wines

So back to “Little Bear” to prepare ourselves for the night market.

There was a lot to see so we have divided it into four videos. Click here to view  number 1 or here to view number two or here to view  number four.



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Wombats trip to Mae Sai. The Golden Triangle. Part three. from Tassie Wombat on Vimeo.

Wombats take a three day trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and then on to Mae Sai in northern Thailand in the Golden Triangle area. Part three of four short videos. “The Golden Triangle”

Click here to go to: Trip to Chiang Rai and Mae Sai Part 4

About Willie Wombat

Wombats come from Tasmania which is the island state at the bottom end of Australia. We enjoy traveling and try to do a bit before we get too old to enjoy it anymore. We are currently both (Mr. & Mrs. Wombat) in our seventies so the time must come soon to pull up the armchairs and footstools and settle down to life on our 17 acre property 30 klm from Hobart which is the capital of Tasmania.
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