The Maller Family Travel Gazette:
Thailand, The Land of Smiles

July 10: Buddhas, Buddhas and More Buddhas

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If you look on a map, you'll see that it's about 300km as the crow flies from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai. Needless to say, we didn't have access to a crow. So today called for about 400km (240 miles) of driving, and much of that would be on winding mountain roads. In spite of insurmountable odds, these four sweaty, weary travelers stuck in a moderately airconditioned diesel minibus managed to survive the day. Along the way, we stopped at the "Big Sukhothai Buddha" (take a guess who posed for that photo), some truly adorable water buffalo, and the Wat Pratarlampangluang, a nice older temple in the countryside. Oh yes, and Happy Birthday to our dear Uncle Laurence...we hope you enjoyed your big day!

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