Hey ! We’re going back to the border – Tak Lang Camp in a couple of weeks. Bert, a friend of ours, will also go with us to photograph the camp and peoples. At last nights Wat Saun Dok – Monk Chat – we meet Mike Meallem who is organizing a entertainment group to go and entertain the kids at the refugee camp – we’ll get photos and really look forward to going. They expect to have clowns, dancers, singers – designed to “put a smile on the face of 200+ kids that live at the camp”, it’s all volunteer and impromptu.
I also found another great article – in fact a wonderful magazine you will need to bookmark in your Thailand Travel Guide section – Welcome to Chiang Mai * Chiang Rai * Pia * Mae Hong Sorn, I intend to use links to many of their articles in the future – their mag is really well done.
If you look at the top-left of the map, you will see Baan (village) Piang Luang — just a little farther to the border is the refugee camp – actually on the border. We will stay at a more up-scale Guest house at Wiang Haeng this trip – the one I stayed at in Piang Luang was a bit rustic – so to say – and Bert wants to make sure there is at least Hot running water for his morning shower.
After we attend the show for the kids, on our trip back home, we will take 1322 route back through the Park and see what shots we can get for you there. That should be exciting too. Up 1322 and then back on 1178 to Chiang Dao – I think we’ll leave the Mira at home and take a rental car this time, more comfort and better for the mountains. I can get a Honda Jazz for 1200 Baht/day $30 US — cheap enough.
Check out the article on the park called Part III Chiangmai’s Norther Areas – Pha Daeng National Park –
Going to have to use the older Canon 10D – my newer Canon 350D just died and I had to ship it to Canon Service in Bangkok for repair – that will take over 3 weeks — damn just when the great weather is here – spectacular clouds, and mood-full lighting – Oh well – life goes on !!!!!!!!!.