Snowy white temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Ooops, I forgot to post the last part of our roadtrip 🙂 After Mai Salong we decided it was time for Chiang Rai. We changed two songthaews (60 B + 30 B) and found a cheap room near the police station (Ban Lotus gueshouse, 200 B). The city is cute but and there’s lots to see but we were kinda concentrated on one thing – THE White temple. Chananaaaa! There’s a local bus going there from the bus station (20 B). The cheap way for those who like budget traveling 🙂…

Long but nice 🙂 We took a fancy overnight bus from Yangon to Mandalay and after a good morning nap in a clean room, we were off to discover the city. Of course, we wanted to walk. Sometimes we just don’t think straight and thankfully a small friendly local man convinced us to take the bicycles. And we were so happy he did. We did around 20 km, ate 3 times (mostly Shan noodles – a favorite), tried new words (a-loun beh-lauq ca-leh or how much is that…

Here we are! We made it to Myanmar without any problems, our visa (we applied via myanmarvisa.org) was waiting for us at the airport, we managed to get enough new dollars and kyats. We even used the ATM which works for foreigners. We managed to buy a nice camera lens in a very nice camera shop (there are plenty here, lenses have good prices, body is similar to the prices in Europe). Yangon is developing fast! But on the other hand, we’ve seen a lot of landline telephones…

After a great experience of Hindu culture in Sivanada ashram (and more info on the ashram) we decided to visit a Buddhist monastery near Pai, Wat Tam Wua. Read below. Hey! We’re still traveling 🙂 Check out our Instagram profile @wejusttravel! How to get to the forest monastery Wat Tam Wua? Take a bus or mini van from the arcade bus station in Chiang Mai or Pai that is going to Mae Hong Son. The driver will know where to stop if you tell them you’re going to Wat Tam Wua…

We maaaaadeeeee it! We can cross Adam’s Peak of our list. We did fail just a little 🙂 With all the mosquitos, people hanging around our restaurant/hotel, rats running on the roof and a tiny waterfall near our room it was impossible to sleep without ear plugs. So we missed the alarm clock 🙂 We started at 5am instead of 3am. Ooops. It wasn’t easy, the knees were hurting from all the steps (they say around 5200) but the trail wasn’t crowded at all. Locals usually start very…