I think I have the Indonesian part of my big trip all planned, now itís time to start on Thailand. We have been planning to head up to the Chiang Mai area from Bangkok via the train and are tossing around this idea of renting scooters and doing the Mae Hong Son loop. Anyone have any experience with this area? Is this a crazy idea? Apparently itís around 640 km. We will probably have 5 days in which to do it and it will be early November so end of the rainy season? Not sure if we are being adventurous or just insane. Any advice appreciated.
First of all I have to say that North Thailand is a much better tourist place. The wide, mostly hilly area of northern Thailand, about the size the state of The state of kentucky, starts where the grain paddies and orchards of the Main Flatlands. Chiang Mai, the investment of northern Thailand, is considered as the social center of the nation which is most wonderful location for tourists.