Chiang Mai Again
Trip Start Jan 04, 2005
66Trip End Ongoing
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The next day we hired some push bikes and explored the town and nearby areas, the bikes only cost 30 baht per day (less than 50p) and were decent enough. I booked a place on a 1 day mountain bike ride down the largest mountain near the town.
On Tuesday Mary left for her trek and I did some more exploring and met up with a bloke from Nottingham I met in Koh Phangan, us and a couple of his friends went out for some drinks and watched a free Thai boxing event, which was pretty rubbish to be honest, but free so couldn't complain. The next day I was supposed to meet them again but the bar we were supposed to meet at was shut so we missed each other (although I expect he didn't turn up anyway, probably still in bed, these Nottingham types can't keep pace sometimes). I spent the day on the bike again but by this time I'd seen all I could without hiring a moped or similar. Although my mountain bike expedition was the following day so I didn't bother going too far.
The mountain bike expedition was really good fun, the guides drove us to the top of the mountain and we rode down, although there was still quite a bit of pedalling to be done. The scenery was amazing and all the people I met were nice, and we arrived back around the same time Mary got back from her trek. We had changed guest houses to a nice cheap one, so I went and met her there and we had our last night in Chiang Mai.