29.12.2008 - 30.12.2008 20 °C
Currently we are in the Chiang Mai airport waiting for our plane to Bangkok. We decided we wanted to ring in the new year in a big place...and what bigger place is there than Bangkok?
We spent our last night in Chiang Mai at the night market....to our disappointment the sunday market we attended the day before was livelier and better bargains. We bargained on a statue for awile until i noticed the hand was a little deformed and not worth lugging across the world. We wandered around for a little bit and ended up at a seafood market. We indulged on some crab yellow curry, grilled prawns, chiang mai noodles, Singha beer and a cold coconut shake....quite an indulgance at $20. We even watched some traditional Thai puppetry and dancing on the stage. Afterwards I tried to find some sticky rice and mangos ( had some yesterday and it left me with pleasant dreams) but noticed a little cart with hordes of people outside. It was a roti...we ordered a banana and chocolate one to go. We munched on it at the hotel while we watched Death Race the movie.
We loved Chiang Mai but we didn't have time to do any of the outdoorsy activities....maybe next time.