behind the scenes
language: eesti keeles
language: eesti keeles
Northern Thailand. No beaches.
January 09, 2018
to kill time in the airport
Everybody else has already been to Thailand.
January 10, 2018
arrival in Ayutthaya
The flights are terrible.
January 11, 2018
This time are here only thousand words and no pictures because the piece of cable that connects memory card reader with tablet is hiding somewhere.
January 12, 2018
moving over to Sukhothai
Today's assignment is to drive to Sukhothai.
January 13, 2018
Today is bicycle.
January 14, 2018
on the fringes of mass tourism
Some of the ruins in the neighborhood haven't been visited yet so we drive to Si Satchanalai.
January 15, 2018
in provincial capital
We head north accompanied by cold wind in the bus.
January 16, 2018
climbing a mountain
There's a common eating area in the hotel where everyone can have hot water and eat their own snacks.
January 17, 2018
clay and teak
We don't set an alarm but still wake up at eight.
January 18, 2018
other tourists are here as well
Early in the morning we board a bus very effectively. The bus is small and bags are on our knees. Luckily it's not a long drive.
January 19, 2018
Thailand gets complicated the moment you want to do something that a masstourist does not normally do.
January 20, 2018
a longer bus journey
Driving to Mae Hong Son takes most of the day.
January 23, 2018
a walk in the woods
In the morning at half past seven is no-one up to give us breakfast although we talked about it last evening with someone from the staff.
January 24, 2018
back to big city
Since there's no official breakfast we have a fruit picnic on our balcony with a view to the mountains we just climbed.
January 25, 2018
missed a meeting with a friend by four kms
We roll down from the hills towards Chiang Rai. It was also a capital for some time until the Burmans came, as always. The hills have for most part been chewed clean of forest, only trees have remained.
January 26, 2018
blue and black
Today are blue and black, white will come tomorrow. For celebrating 100 years of the Republic of Estonia.
January 27, 2018
In the morning Bee waits for us in front of the hotel. He's not an insect though, it only sounds the same.
January 28, 2018
back in the province
Nan is the most uncertain place in the whole travel plan. It is not yet clear whether it will be more like Daksum or like Attapeu.
January 29, 2018
We locate one of two tourist offices in town in order to ask for a multi-day trekking trip.
January 30, 2018
into the forest
We drink coffee and read on our balcony. The taxi driver comes exactly when agreed.
January 31, 2018
first day in the forest
We sleep long, it is partly clouded. The plan is to walk to Bo Kluea for food shopping and on the way look at the Sapan waterfall.
February 01, 2018
second day in the forest
I would just go and have a look where does the trail lead that forks from the road going to the view point but Külli insists that we go and ask the rangers.
February 02, 2018
Nan, for the second time
The taxi driver arrives one hour earlier than agreed.
February 03, 2018
The hotel family takes us to the bus station with their car which is very nice of them.
February 05, 2018
the longest bus ride
To bus station in the back of a truck. First row seats on the second floor in the bus.