Anyway arrived at Chiang Mai last night. Quiet happy to get out of Bangkok, 6 days is far too long...the crowds, traffic, smog and the smell of drains...oh and the odd rat.
Anyway back to Chiang Mai, weather is cool ( so no suntan). Much slower pace, not as many ladyboys, and more little gorgeous eating places. And..... A lot cheaper, my tea I am waiting for now, which will be pork roasted in garlic and basil, with rice....50p
Managed to wangle a free massage this afternoon, my digs for the first few days here are giving a free 1hr massage everyday, so had 2hr Thai massage (can't have one tomorrow as learning Thai). The Masseur put my poor body in positions it hadn't been in before, so there was a lot of creaking....but god do I feel better now..
Tomorrow brings the first (and maybe last, if I give in) of my Thai language lessons, so my next blog will tell you if I learnt anything that resembles Thai...but a little learnt will get even more respect from these lovely Thai people, as they know you are trying, even if it's just a little bit.
Right best get back to my Thai pork garlic and basil stir fry......amongst the aroma of incense and the sound of tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk...yes you've guessed it, coming from tuk tuks....
Street were I live (well this week anyway)