Trip Report Chiang Mai 17 Dec 2014 to 18 Feb 2015

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A casino in Myanmar, taken from the boat on the Mekong River right at the Golden Triangle. This is where opium used to be sold 1 kg of opium for 1 kg of gold.
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A casino in Laos.
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Mekong River, the orange dash line shows the boundary … Loas, Myanmar, Thailand. The little island right in the middle of the image is where the opium used to be sold, and where the casino is now located.
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Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone.
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In Loas, looking back at Thailand.
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Our group getting off the boat at Loas.
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Laos, small tourist market.
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Border crossing point looking north from Thailand into Myanmar, way up north in Thailand; north of Chiang Rai.
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Roof top restaurant entrance.
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Night Market view from the restaurant.
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They fixing up some very nice bus stops, but there is no bus service … as of February 2015.
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A simple roadside coffee shop, great expresso.
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Just north of the famous Gekko’s Garden Restaurant.
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Typical tour buses in Chiang Mai.
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A very nice open air restaurant on Loi Khro Road near the Night Bazaar on Chang Klan Road.
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Gecko …. the insurance lizard.
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Even in our condo lobby. But they eat moskitos.
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Location of the Sukantara Resort. Pictures follow this map.
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Our luxury cabin just to the right of the center, mostly obscured in this image.
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Lobby and restaurant at the Sukantara Resort.
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Our balcony at the Sukantara Resort.
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View from our balcony.
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Our luxury cabin on the left side of this image.
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