We catch the Green Bus to Chiang Rai. It's the best bus I have ever travelled on. Only three seats to a row and what seats. Like business class in an aeroplane. It won't get as good again. From Chiang Rai we go straight on to Chiang Kong by mini bus, where our hotel there overlooks the Mighty Mekong and Laos on the other side. Strolling round town in the evening I come across another example of scaffolding for the bamboo enthusiast.