Sorry for the late posting but 2 weeks ago I took a quick trip to Maesai to visit my friend – Jaiand. We had met in Pattaya and he was at home helping his mother. Jaiand showed me this great cozy guesthouse in Maesai â€“ Patcharaporn resort located in town on Pa Meuad soi just off Hwy 1. 500 Baht a night including breakfast for 2 – what a great deal and a wonderful place to stay â€“ Donâ€™t miss it if you visit Maesai for your VISA run. And we had wonderful dinner at HueanHimDoi rstaurant just off Hwy 1 at the Hwy 123 junction. Great food â€“ Thai style â€“ and this spread cost only 800 Baht. We visited Wat Phara That Doi Wao overlooking the bridge to Myanmar (Burma) and the border city Tachileik. What a view from here. The next day we headed for Doi MaeSalong â€“ now the tea capital of Thailand â€“ but it used to be the poppy and opium growing area for the Maesaiâ€™s Golden Triangle opium dens. From here, we made it to Wat ThaTon (Phra Aram Luang) on Hwy 107 going to Fang but started to have a bad vibrations in the car. Something was really going wrong so we headed back for the 2 hr. drive back to Maesai. The car was really getting bad â€“ felt like either failing motor mounts or the drive shaft universals were acting up â€“ so I cut my visit short and limped slowly back to Chiang Mai â€“ made it and did have to have new universals installed â€“ so the car was again in the shop for 3 days â€“ but I also had new front shocks put in so now I should be worry free for quite a while. Wish I would have had more time to visit with Jaiand but after my upcoming operation â€“ which was rescheduled for June 11th â€“ I should have time to visit him again. I promise more photos next time.