Chiang Mai is the biggest town in the North ... it's very spread out with in the center the old town of Chiang Mai which is a LARGE block (with hundreds, if not thousands of soi/little streets) surrounded by a modern town ... takes mi about 15-20 minutes to drive from one side to the next, so u can image how the large the area is ... many IMPORTANT thai temples r here, which was seen in mi last blog ... i wanted to go into the monestery around my birthday, however now i was close to the center, had a nice, although VERY hot, room in a wonderful maze ... i decided i was gonna face mi worst fear, m afraid of heights ... thereafter i would just see and let the day take mi where it should
at 7'30am was the first to be picked up by an airconditioned minivan ... i glanced over the drivers pick up list and noticed a party of 2, turned out to be bangkok boys in their early twenties, and a party of 5 giggling beauticians on a fieldtrip from Kuala Lumpur Malysia ... i booked the short version which was about
my bday fieldtrip
a giant amongst the Malasian giggling ladies ...
15 slides down cables and a few very scary drops down large trees ... abseilen they call that ... hmmmm think i like the canyoning version better ... u can see at the pictures ...
After my trip into the jungle i hopped on the bike (which were available from the guesthouse) and drove out of the center of town where i had dropped up one of mi cameras which got a nasty shower on april 10th in Nong Khiaw when i didn't expect the waterplay to begin already then ... however should have known with 20 villages getting together for a yearly celebration l... my camera was all working, however i decided i wanted to stay in the A/C store for a bit more as outside it was a swealtering 45C (can't even translate this into F) ... and i got to talk with a young lady from Hungary who had been living in NZ for a while and just moved to Perth ... anyway we REALLY hit it of and i helped her pick some pictures she wanted to print for friends of hers and her aunt/godmother who still lives in Hungary ... They met each other
still somewhat smiling
however i didn't go one of those lines yet
here with Kleopatra's (yes its her real name ...) friend Sissy and all three had some cosmetic surgery done and they spend a month here altogether ... anyway to make a long story short we split up and later on met again and got totally wasted on margaritas in a mexican restaurant and wi finished celebrating mi bday with a group massage ... meaning we were all in the same room getting massages, giggling about nothing and discussing life the universe and everything in between ... anyway think the pictures tell all
oh yeah the day b4 i went to meet an almost extinct species ... was fun ... and the little one at mi feet is only 7 months old ...
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