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May 2, 2008

Chaing Mai

We finally arrived in Chiang Mai after our long flight we had a bit of a lay over in Vancouver and then on the long leg to Chiang Mai we all had a chance to finish up our research on all the places we are going to visit and some of the interesting facts about the cities we will be exploring. For example Erin informed us that Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and is referred to as the gateway to the countries north and it was founded in 1296. Chiang Mai does have an amazing mountain backdrop as all the research we did on the city stated, it is an intriguing city that has a population of 170,000 and over 300 temples. The city is very modern the people seem quite friendly and there is a certain international flavor with so much to offer us young creative energetic women!

We stopped for a bite to eat as we were dying for some real food after the long flight, we stopped at a place called Khrua Phuket Laikhram which is near by the Chiang Mai University we indulged in Thai food which was great!! Lauren had the Phad Thai Sherri tried out the Phad Si Ew and I tried the Gaeng Gieo Wan, we were actually lucky that we did not end up eating grasshoppers LOL..!! We enjoyed lunch which were actually stir-fry’s and salads and refreshed ourselves with Red Bull energy drinks which Thailand is the original home of… although they do not come in the cans like they do back in Canada they come in medicinal looking brown glass bottle, we did need a little pick me up before we hit our first market..WOOT..!

We toured around the city for a bit and of course had to get our shopping done so we went to the Ginger Market which they call girl’s dream come true which it was, we all stocked up on some colorful eye catching pieces some clothes and jewelry and accessories, as if we don’t stand out enough already 3 white chicks..lol..!!

We are now relaxing at Pornping Tower Hotel, I mean with a name like that how could we go wrong..HAHA..! It is in the city center so it is close near pretty much everything!! It has been a long day so we may just chill tonight or might step out..you never know what might happen we are in a different time zone then our boyfriends..so you know what they say…LOL..!!

Posted by Team Thai 13:09

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