Monday, September 05, 2005
I have booked the 08:15 Air Asia flight from Chiang Rai to Bangkok and made a reservation at the venerable Suk 11 for one night.
This gives me a full two days in Bangkok and hopefully a chance to visit some old haunts or just a bit of flexibility should a bus/boat or two break down. The next thing I need to do bring all these ramblings together into some sort of itiniery.
In all probability I will get a bus early morning from Chiang Khong to Chaing Rai . I dont really like arriving places in the evening so I think a night in Chiang Khong is probably the best idea.
Travelfish recently recommended Ben Guest House, 4/4 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd. Soi 2, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 Tel. 053 244103
The plan is for one day and night in Chiang Rai then onwards to Bangkok the next day.
Some places I have heard are good arethe Gallery left hand side of the Wiangcome Hotel for the best breakfast and coffee and the Chay Naam next to the river for Thai food in the evening.
Accommodation options in Chiang Khong are Baan Rim Ta Ling Guesthouse and Homestay or the Chiang Khong River View Inn.
I need to be back in Bangkok on the 7th December. However it is the kings birthday on the 5th December and I am not sure what the transport situation is going to be like as its a Public Holiday
I may fly from Chiang Rai to BKK with Air Asia.