At Thanon Talat Gao (the old market street) is Lampang's Weekend market when at every Saturday and Sunday the street is closed for traffic from 16:00 to 22:00 and is transformed into a lovely street market.
In the old days the street was called Kad Kong Ta (the market on the road by the port) or Talad Chin (the Chinese Market). Nowadays the street is home to many beautiful heritage buildings and Chinese shop houses. The perfect place for a market like this. Of course at least 50% of the market is food and 97% of the visitors are local Thai. See also Lampang's Kad Kong Ta Salking Street @ Sanuk
Nov'2011 While we visited friends of us in Mukdahan we were guided to a few points of interest. Well fist of all there is of course the "Indo-China market" along the riverfront at the center of town, starting directly south of the Immigration Office. Now there is a bride connecting Thailand and Laos (just north of Mukdahan city) but before that the main crossing point (by boat) was here at Mukdahan (Thailand) to SavannaKhet (Laos) and thus along the riverfront a market has developed with all the things imported from Laos, China and Vietnam (as from here it is not such along journey to Vietnam). Well I am not really an market-fan-boy anymore but if you like markets this is a fun market to visit. See Mukdahan_Province and Muk SightseeingPlace
As I travel a lot I also stay in many hotels. And with that comes checking-in/out at hotels. At the most hotels there is no problem with this at all. Especially at the simple (cheaper) hotels. At checking-in you just pay and get your room key. That is it. But at the "better" hotels it sometimes becomes a long story. Something I am not waiting for to happen after traveling the all day.
But when you check-in at a 300+ room hotel at the counter for Club-members it would be nice if there were actually people working at that counterit would be nice if checking-in would not take 20 min (checking everything like your are a potential criminal)Yes I know official the check-in time is 14:00 .... but are all rooms full so I cannot check-in at 11:00?In some simple hotels (where there is really nothing to steal from the room) they still want 1000 Thai baht (in cash) as deposit for the room-key. To me it looks more that the front-staff hopes you will forget the deposit when you check-out (…
As I travel a lot I also stay in many hotels. Actually I am very easy with hotel rooms, all according to what has been paid for the room. As long as the room is clean, the bathroom has warm water and the bed is not too hard I am fine.
But when staying in "better" hotels or even luxury resorts I have some more demands I like A bit spacious bathroom so you do not have to sit on the toilet to take a showerA shower that is covered so not the all bathroom is wet after a showerNon-smoking roomsNo carpet on the floor, it smells bad after a few years. A nice wooden floor would be best.Plugs available for charging telephone or laptopSecure Wifi that is free and really worksA room that is really dark ... good curtains and no "night" light that you cannot switch ofNice, big and soft towels (not old and hard)Like I said a bed not too hard but also not too softDifferent kind of pillows (not 4 the same as I need pillows not to hard)Airco that works, can be controlled and does no…