Mission #9 – Finding a Hidden River Part 2

Here goes part 2 of “Finding a Hidden River”… The sound of the river stream grew louder as we approached the bottom of the mountainside. The rows of short green tea bushes were… Continue reading

Mission #9 – Discover a Hidden River

Sorry for the delayed posts – Ron sequestered my laptop after his Dell’s power cord conked out.  Oh well…   time for a sneaky blog… Mission #9 This mission involves going down into the… Continue reading

Mission #8 – Buy a Thai Jacket

The Akha Tribe of Northern Thailand survive by farming the land, raising animals and selling handicrafts like handmade jewelry, clothes, shoes.  etc.  But sometimes, you find a crazy Akha loon who goes around… Continue reading

Mission #7 – Visit a Buddhist Temple

Someone told me that in Thailand, every patch of ground is “guarded over’ by a Buddhist Temple on a mountaintop This one we visited in Mae Salong was a TINY golden triangle shining… Continue reading

Mission #6 – Worship God Tribal Style!!!

Forget packaged tours! The best way to get to know a foreign country is to be hosted by people who live there! They know all about the local stuff that doesn’t get published… Continue reading

Mission #5 – Do Aerobics Thai Style

Exercise is part of my LIFE! That’s why whenever I travel, one of the first questions I ask is:  Is there a gym at the hotel? Unfortunately, Laluna Resort has none.  Thankfully, they… Continue reading

Mission #4 – Meet a Long Neck Chick

I said I would meet a LONG NECK CHICK and introduce her to you. Well… HERE SHE IS!!!!! LOLOLOL!!!  I look so COOOL, don’t you think? Now how did I get that 10… Continue reading

Mission #3 – Hug A BOA

Hanging out with Elephants and thier snake-like nostrils (?) prepared me quite well for my next adventure: BOAs. Boas are generally AMBUSH PREDATORS. That means they’re like Venus Fly Traps; they sit there… Continue reading

Thailand Trip Mission #2 – Ride An Elephant

I woke up at 5am to get some exercise in the lovely blue swimming pool at my resort (Laluna) but when I stepped out the door of my cottage, I was greeted by… Continue reading

Mission # 1 – Get an Authentic Thai Massage!!!

It was a little sad leaving Bangkok without exploring anything except the international airport. But 15 minutes before our flight to Chiang Rai departed, we were treated to a rare sight: A rising… Continue reading