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Feb 20, 2005 - Phrae

At 7:20 in the morning we hopped on a bus and rode 3 and a half hours to Phrae. (Pronounced "plaaaaaghhhh", like the word you'd say if you tasted something you didn't like.) Phrae is a city with a lot of the houses built in the traditional Thai-style with teak wood. It's such a laid back city, with really friendly people. They still use pedicabs, or somlars, as opposed to tuk-tuks and motorcycles as forms of public transport. (A somlar is a tricycle with a 2-seat carriage built on the back.) After a late lunch, we discovered "khao niaw...

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