Northern Thailand

We spent several weeks in Northern Thailand. All the Chiang’s together: Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao, Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong!

The Break Down of Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai:  We decided to get organized in Chiang Mai. Mailed some items back that we don’t use, saw Wonder Woman and did a cooking class with Pat and Liz. I’d wanted to a do a class so this was more for me then Paul. We got to make several dishes and no injuries occured.  After wandering the night market and we spent some time at the shopping malls, not either of our favorite things to do but we managed.  Had a nice evening at Small House where some advice from Dao had us heading off to Chiang Dao instead of Pai.
Paul happy with his choices
100 days!


After 60+ days in Thailand we headed to Myanmar for a new adventure. We had a month making amazing memories of Myanmar.
First stop Myawaddy, right across the border. We were helped by “Mike” and we’re soon sharing a taxi with Karen. A nurse from USA who was working in Thailand during her retirement. After a harrowing drive through the countryside we arrived in Hpa-An.

The next day we arranged a tuktuk tour of the surrounding caves and temples with Karen. We were joined by Verena from Germany and Clem from France. 11 hours later, we had been shaken around and totally caved out but all satisfied with a great experience. I was pooped on by a bird and a bat, apparently that’s lucky.  Discovered tomato salad.  Spent the next day wandering the area with Karen and Verena having a relaxing time, more tomato salad. Then off to Yangon.