A trip to Tachilek to suss out the real visa & temporary bike import situation. The route R118 Cnx - Chiang Rai R1 - Mae Sai Tachilek Tachilek - Thoed Thai - Doi Mae Salong - Chiang Dao - Chiang Mai. Nothing special, except the Tachilkek sojourn & related info. I always enjoy the rides, scenery & socialising / networking / checking up on old friends. But after 30 years riding these roads it sometimes aint easy to find something new to photograph. A new highlight on R118 Sweet Memory Coffee just across the road from Cabbages & Condoms near Wiang Pa Pao. The 350 baht a night Sabai Inn was my preferred place of stay in CEI I had a dinner date that I met at the King Mengrai statue at dusk she needed a fortune telling reading before going out?? The masterplan was to hit the Cabbages & Condoms aircon restaurant for dinner, but the walking street & no access / no parking killed that idea. Next choice was the Moom Mai which I now think has the best food & romantic atmosphere in Chiang Rai. Perfect for a charming date & some intelligent conversation. My other preferred dining establishments in CEI are Cabbages & Condoms, plus the Siam Corner & I now rate Moom Mai as# 1. more to come...food first.