by Jorge Sanchez - 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The third day in our elephant journey (we had started in Chiang Mai), my Spanish girlfriend (Montse, from Barcelona) and I arrived to Chiang Rai. We then made during three days some trekkings discovering the lovely nature and upon reaching the triple border: Laos, Burma and Thailand, we were delighted!
We asked to get embarked on the Mekong River, but the reply was that it was impossible to get to the then communist countries of Laos and Myanmar on our own (it was the year 1987).
Therefore we returned to Bangkok, but slowly, by train, making stops to visit two UNESCO World Patrimonies on the way: the historic towns of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya.