Originally Posted by Danmar
Heading to Chiang Mai in September before going to Burma(Myanmar) and river cruise up the Irrawady. Should be interesting.
Sounds like a great trip. I crossed in to Burma from Mae Sai, Thailand. Just spent the afternoon there, the Burmese charge you $5 USD and hold your pass port, its a day trip thing. In general the Burmese speak better english than the Thais. Many Thais were crossing the border -free of charge- to buy relatively cheap perfume and handbags for resale back home.
Free trade and a full purse, whats not to like?