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  • It’s hot here in northern Thailand

    by Sunny
    25th March, 2010 at 7:34 am    

    Jeebus! I don’t want to make you lot jealous or anything but I’m getting a nice tan out here (believe me, I need one). I’m currently in northern Thailand - a small town called Pai just north of Chiang Mai. We thought it would be a quiet little place, but it’s pretty much back-packer central (though the town is about 5 streets big).

    It took a mission to get here - straight from the capital of Laos (Vientiane), via Thailand’s excellent but a bit manic bus system. Unfortunately their train system isn’t quite up to scratch. About a week more of taking in the sun, doing a bit of sitting around reading, and I should be back by the end of the month. I haven’t written anything substantial for a few weeks now and the fingers are getting itchy.

    On the other hand, it’s good to see that I’ve missed absolutely nothing so far while away. Apart from Obama passing healthcare, nothing interesting seems to have happened in the western political hemisphere. Just the way I like it.

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    1. earwicga — on 25th March, 2010 at 8:36 am  

      The trains were fabulous when I was there - especially when compared to the trains here. Get out of back-packer central, they are the worst thing about Thailand.

    2. Leon — on 25th March, 2010 at 9:44 am  

      You missed an amusing day with the cash Gordon website but yeah nothing major has been going down…

    3. halima — on 25th March, 2010 at 11:04 am  

      Trains? Do they have trains in Laos? I am sure at some point I was on a boat for 3-4 days etc, sleeping in boat men homes to get to the Thai border from Lao on the Mekong River? It’s hazy, but was very beautiful and sparse.. The journey started somewhere near the Chinese border with a eco trek in north Lao, and boy was I glad when I crossed into the Thai border and found a coffee… Very jealous to hear you are having a wonderful time!

    4. Dalbir — on 25th March, 2010 at 1:22 pm  

      I don’t want to make you lot jealous or anything but I’m getting a nice tan out here (believe me, I need one).

      Damn right Mr. Pasty! Your body is probably swimming in Vit D like it has never before…lol

      Lucky baascud…’s miserable and wet in London as I type.

    5. damon — on 25th March, 2010 at 7:42 pm  

      My niece on her gap year a few years ago loved Pai.
      Sunny, you should write a piece on the exploitation of the remaining Hill Tribe people for tourism purposes.

      These women I think now only number in the dozens, and make their living from being photographed with tourists.

    6. Kismet Hardy — on 26th March, 2010 at 8:47 am  

      Have you seen my mate Gary?

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