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We arrive in Chiang Mai

1st day

sunny 28 °C

It doesn't take long for our cases to come round on the carousel, and it's a great relief to see them all there and in tact (not always a common fact in our travels)

The doors slide open and we can feel the warm air immediately and the noise of the taxi drivers all touting for business. First taxi driver comes up to us asking where we are going, we tell him the name of the hotel and he knows it - great. We agree on 120 bt to take us there. A really friendly guy and we chat all the way.

We get to the hotel, and it looks great. Simple but just what we need, set down a quite little lane behind the temple, but walking distance from everywhere you need in the old town. Olivia is impressed straight away with the pool by the reception area.

We check in and go straight to our very spacious room (with a double and a single beds), we all have a much longed for shower and change of clothes and we are off out with map in hand to explore the local area.
IMG_4547.jpgIn the local market choosing what nibbles to have first

In the local market choosing what nibbles to have first

Olivia waiting for her BBQ chicken and pork

Olivia waiting for her BBQ chicken and pork

Smells good, looks good - BBQ street food

Smells good, looks good - BBQ street food

We have a wander around the local area and stop again for a fresh fruit shake and get talking to Alila a very bubbly and talkative lady, who persuades us to book a "curative" 2 hour massage each for the following morning.

We head back to the hotel and jump in the pool and while Olivia stays swimming I log on to the internet and let everyone at home know that we have arrived safely.

After a swim, relax and catch up, we pop out for a quick pad thai, papaya salad and cold beer

Posted by Olivia-travels2 03:34 Archived in Thailand

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