Smiling Buddha statue in Tha Ton, northern Thailand.

We wanted to break the routine of Chiang Mai, which is really nice, but we don’t feel like travelers after a month! So we decided to explore the North of Thailand for around 5 days on our own. We’re not using a car or a motorbike but local buses.After 5 quite uncomfortable hours on the bus to Tha Ton (90 B, from a bus station N of the old city) we just relaxed a bit in this quiet town. There are a lot of guesthouses but almost no…