17th November 2002 – An anonymous Lisu Village, North Thailand

A little delay in updating the retrospective travel log since the start of November, and we’ve moved continent only to get stuck in one country – Thailand! Almost 2 weeks in Thailand since we headed there from Paris (at this time Thailand was our longest “one-country” experience) and we basically did a little Bangkok (which we returned to as it was in the centre of the country), went to beach-land in Koh Samui (only for the weather to not play nice) and then head north to Chang Mai (which we loved). We experienced hardcore overnight Thai tourist buses (back to back from the Samui to Bangkok to Chang Mai at one stage) and stayed in some sketchy, sketchy, cheap ass accomodation. In all, the log is best left as a stimulus to the imagination.

day date overnight activity
122 6-Nov-02 New Siam II, Bangkok, Thailand Khao San Road, Thai massage, good noodles, sleepy

123 7-Nov-02 BKK->Koh Samui bus, Thailand Chinatown. Wat X.

124 8-Nov-02 Munchies Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand Raining! Eat at Yes! Please!

125 9-Nov-02 Munchies Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand Rainy, massage, England vs.. NZ Rugby

126 10-Nov-02 Montien Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand Sunny

127 11-Nov-02 Montien Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand Mr. Ung’s Safari. Dinner on beach

128 12-Nov-02 overnight to Bangkok, Thailand (New Siam II) Spent all day on buses and boats going to Bangkok via Surat Thani, crashed in New Siam II at 4 am

129 13-Nov-02 overnight to Chang Mai, Thailand Survived ‘buslag’ long enough to organise another bus from hell to Chiang Mai – then we were off again! Managed to squeeze in a little Thai massage.

130 14-Nov-02 Namkhong Guest House, Chang Mai, Thailand Avoided tourist scam at Nice Place II and saw the sights of Chiang Mai’s Wats and the most excellent Night Bazaar.

131 15-Nov-02 Namkhong Guest House, Chang Mai, Thailand Thai cooking with Vanee and Meo, discovered we had a stolen credit card (mucho bad vibe).

132 16-Nov-02 Namkhong Guest House, Chang Mai, Thailand Finally cracked and bought Lonely Planet Thailand, organised trekking and Gordon had a haircut – scary but it only cost about 80 cents.

133 17-Nov-02 A Lisu Village, Thailand Went hiking with a group from Center Place: our guide was Nui.

One thought on “17th November 2002 – An anonymous Lisu Village, North Thailand”

  1. karima

    Such detail! How do you do it? (receipts saved?) I know that notes were taken. They must have been massive!

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