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... something I've never enjoyed. We have our first visitors in town, Chris Middleton and his bride to be, Phon. Blog followers will recall that we spent 3-4 days visiting with Chris in Sydney, in the early part of our trip. Phon is a Thai a lady living outside of Bangkok. Chris met her about 8 months ago, and is head over heels about her. Anyway the plan was to get married last Friday morning. We met the two of them at the appropriate government office, only to find ...
Chiang Mai was a short and sweet affair, we were only staying 3 days, and working 2 of them so we didn't really get to see too much of the place. To be honest though we didn't mind as we were getting tired of Cities and looking forward to moving on to Pai and back to nature.
We pulled into Chiang Mai early morning and was driven to our guest house with a one armed man! We weren't really sure how he was going to pull off driving but he did ...
After a surprisingly comfortable night we arrived in Chiang Mai. It is Thailand's second city and has an ancient walled city in the centre. It has its own language and was once a separate kingdom (15th century) and the old royal family are the ones invited to ceremonies not the current Thai king. It's also yet another country that drives on the left because the king was given a Rolls Royce in an act of friendship from Britain when he felt threatened by the French in Indo-China a century ...
... luggage turned up in a taxi, the driver was very pleased when we took our bags and said he didn't have to carry it up to the top floor for us.
The next morning we headed downstairs excited for our included breakfast, Nicole had Thai style eggs and I had sweet and sour chicken. After this we set out towards town center, shortly after leaving our hotel however we encountered a parade marching down the street and a (man operating a) dragon snaked ...
... of the apartments where I stayed. The area is surrounded by expensive shopping malls and everything is connected by the sky train, which was under construction at the time of my first visit. After finishing my packing and resting up, took the sky train to the famous Pat Pong area, which I had heard about, but never seen. I was expecting something quite glamorous and glitzy, a bit of a street show, but it was all a bit old tired and ...