So here we are in Chiang Rai...our room is pretty nice, but they seem to be pretty minimalist on the whole decoration front, 2 concrete walls, and 2 white walls! A boutique hotel in the making?! Or maybe not, as the B2 seems to be similar to an Etap...
We're becoming a bit bicycle obsessed over here, we rented one in Sukhothai (pronounced Soo-koh-tie), one in Chiang Mai, and we're going to get one tomorrow in Chiang Rai. It's all about waking up early enough to get 3 to 4 hours in before it gets too hot...then a couple of hours to chill before heading out again.
So Sukhothai was amazing, we were only there for a day, but we would have loved to have stayed longer. Sukhothai is Thailands version of Cambodia (or so they call it), and it was amazing to see, so much of it had survived, and you could still see all of the intricate details, definitely can't wait for Angkor Wat now!
Chiang Mai was also pretty amazing, within the walled city they have 27 small wats (temples) alone, plus 3 large ones. We pedalled off in search of as many as we could...we saw stone elephants, horses, dragons...gold plated tigers, and more dragons...2500 yr old buddhas and lots of peaceful looking monks.
So tomorrow we're off to pedal round Chiang Rai, see some of their temples, clock towers etc, before moving on again to Chiang Khong for just 1 night before getting the slow boat to Laos.
So, I'll talk to you all in Luang Prabang!