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Let me start off by saying that I live roughly 50km East from each of my three main ports of entry to town (Mae Kon Intersection, 1233 Wiang Chai Intersection, Haa Yak Intersection). It all depends on which route I take. That is 50k just to get to Highway 1 or Phahon Yothin.

I know several people who live even further out than I do and thought it might be interesting to see what kinds of numbers we get. No one will be able to track you down from the pole, so please don't be shy. Share more information if you wish.

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I'm just past the 21km post so voting 50km makes me seem further out than I am.... doesn't it? :)

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I debated putting in more options but settled for 'within' certain distances. Twenty to fifty is a big gap but I was hoping some might, do as you have done, and add a little more information.

This is my first poll so perhaps I'll do a better job on any future attempts. Just trying to add something new to our little forum. Things have been very quite lately.

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I debated putting in more options but settled for 'within' certain distances. Twenty to fifty is a big gap but I was hoping some might, do as you have done, and add a little more information.

This is my first poll so perhaps I'll do a better job on any future attempts. Just trying to add something new to our little forum. Things have been very quite lately.

In Gonrat Village which is at the end of SanKong Luang Soi 6. I assume this is would be classified as In town.

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In Gonrat Village which is at the end of SanKong Luang Soi 6. I assume this is would be classified as In town.

I can't speak for everyone but that would be 'in town', in my book.

The poll says 13 members have cast votes but I only count 10. That must mean a few of you just wanted to look without participating.

So far it looks pretty evenly split between those who are in close and those who are out in the sticks a bit more.

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Some may be curious none residents. Klikster for example may like to see the poll even though he no longer lives in the area but still occasionally contributes to the forum.

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Some may be curious none residents. Klikster for example may like to see the poll even though he no longer lives in the area but still occasionally contributes to the forum.

Your new member classification seems well deserved. :)

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It's a story not for the faint of heart, be assured.

The façade is starting to slip though.

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We live 2.5kms outside of the city on the Wiang Chai side. We have the best of both: easy bike ride to centre of town, and a quiet isolated country life.

How about that long awaited coffee Scea? VF to join us perhaps?

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Give me a PM and come up with a time, not too early or too late, please, and a day. I'll leave it to you as you're a working man. VF is fine as long as he brings his lovely wife. :)

I have to do a run into town soonish anyway.

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Give me a PM and come up with a time, not too early or too late, please, and a day. I'll leave it to you as you're a working man. VF is fine as long as he brings his lovely wife. :)

I have to do a run into town soonish anyway.

I plan to be doing a bike ride to Chiang Mai and back on Tuesday for my 1000km checkup.

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We are stuck at 16 registered votes on the poll. Anyone else want to add to our little survey?

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does anyone live or know about the areas up on the mountain on the CM road, highway 118?

particularly, what's Mea Chaedi Mai or Pa Miang on the CM side like?

its fairly high up, is it cool, does it rain much, what are the villages and the people like? could a farang live up there with wife from Essan?

thx steve

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Hi to all,im a bit futher out than most (Chiang Khong) on the Laos border about 130 klicks,i normally use the 1098/1173 route the roads are good now they have finished the tarmac bit of a nightmare before but all good now,their building a new dual carraige way to CR from our quite little town (soon to be boom town),with the new bridge going up just outside our village,then you can drive over to Laos and China,the bridge will be completed in 2012/13 but thats Thai time so dont quote me on that one.

We visit CR quite often at least once a month,we are trying to sell our house at the moment and want to move a bit nearer CR,so if there's any takers we want 2.2 mil bhat,we would be interested in renting somewhere near Wiang Chai once we have sold our place,it looks and feels like where we would like to be for the next ??? years (God Willing),and i must add CR suits us fine.

Regards Woralak (Manny)

PS:::::this is not a plug to sell our house but if you would like to look,here it is.PS PS more if you want (By PM)

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does anyone live or know about the areas up on the mountain on the CM road, highway 118?

particularly, what's Mea Chaedi Mai or Pa Miang on the CM side like?

its fairly high up, is it cool, does it rain much, what are the villages and the people like? could a farang live up there with wife from Essan?

thx steve

I live a little further north that the area you describe, as you seem to suspect, it's a little cooler and a little wetter than lower lying areas like Chiang Rai.

There's a lot of hillstribes people through there, and if you go further into the mountains, ethnic Chinese.

Whether your wife from Isaan will fit in depends on her, she may have language problems, the mix tend to be complex, particularly if her native tongue is Khmer based. A Lao speaker would probably do better.

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