Dateline: Chiang Rai (183km northeast of Chiang Mai, by the border of Lao and Myanmar <map>)
Quite by fortune, fate or……karma, (thank you, monks), I went to see a Thai Premier League football match! It was awesome. The play, the people, and the price. Incredible.
Chiang Rai United……who the heck are they…….the Fighting Scarabs…..? Maybe? I don’t know, but there was a statue of an enormous beetle in front of the stadium, so that’s how I’ll always know them. I was in a small restaurant after touring the Black House, enjoying what I would describe as Thai BBQ, when one of the employees was tuning the TV into the pre-game show for the local football team. Continue reading