In the morning we spent a little time scouring the Internet again until we plateau’d with the info we can find. There is probably more info in languages we don’t understand, but I got to a point where I figured it’s just a bit of time wasted with very little additional info.
We decided to get into town and get some cash out for the trip ahead. First up, we headed to the bus station (number 2), which is a few km out of town, but on the highway. The green bus company had a scheduled route from chiang Rai – chiang Mai – Mae Sot at 491 bhat, with a 50 bhat fee for bicycle. That was reasonable and we booked the 8:40 bus out of town.
Later we hit the central plaza, which is a big shopping complex with a bunch of banks next to each other. Many of he banks didn’t have any USD and the ones that did have any currency, had old battered ones and just a few $’s. So we walked into each one and got whatever fresh bills they had and also picked up a few bucks from the airport (that’s a reasonable spot for exchange too).
On the way back, I was tempted to go back to my fancy Pau shop and grabbed a few buns for dinner. We headed back home and caught up with Nuch and hung around at the cafe talking to some of the customers before calling it a day. Tomorrow we’d be on the road, technically on a bus, but heading toward Myanmar!
Distance: 0 km
Ascent: 0 ft
Descent: 0 ft
Time in saddle: 0:00 hrs
Expenses: Sg$ 27.83
Comments: The only way to get US$ is to hit every bank in town and get a few bucks exchanged in each.