It was probably our worst room. Chosen because it was close to the bus station. And cheap.
Although the scenery from Fang to Chiang Rai made two bus journeys over five hours entirely tolerable for older travelers, clearly it was underwhelming for an 8 year old.
Kids tucked up for an early night. Mum and Dad decided it was time for our first indulgent night and to satisfy the quest set by our dear friend Brendan Shaw: a Mai Tai at the pool bar of a 5 star hotel.
The Dusit Thani was selected and for a meager $130 we get soft beds, buffet breakfast, peace, pool, room service, chance to feel clean, clean, CLEAN...
The idea's been mooted that we should mark the final day in each country at a 5 star.
Roll on the next Asian meltdown!
Shane, Helen, Rosie and Tom