WE ended up getting to Chiang rai in good time, however all the buses were full untill 3pm, so had to wait around for 4 hours to get our bus.
next time ill wait at the border and get the bus....even though i did pay less to do it my way...:D
oh well you learn, so all good.
The journey wasnt too bad took about 3 hours to get into Chiang Mai.
Even got to see the white temple as we were leaving the city, looked quite impressive.