When we got to Chiang Mai (at about 3 PM), there was a B.M.P. minibus to take us to our guest house, although because we had booked our transport and accommodation at separate travel agents, I'm not sure whether we were supposed to (as there wasn't much room for the people who had been told they'd get a transfer). We are staying in B.M.P. house, but got taken to B.M.P. residence to fill out the paperwork. Some German women had booked a hill tribe trek with them for tomorrow but it had got cancelled due to lack of demand - I wonder why over New Year's Eve! Another woman who had wanted to come to Chiang Mai to relax had ended up signing up to everything, trek, cookery course, the lot so we feel reassured that we only ended up booking accommodation!
We had a walk round, and ate very yummy Pad Thai from a street stall although I regretted not waiting until we got to the New Year's Eve celebratory night market as there looked a lot of things to try. There was a big stage in the centre with pop stars singing on it with Happy New market as there looked a lot of things to try. There was a big stage in the centre with pop stars singing on it with Happy New Year written in lights. Since the Pad Thai was quite small I tried Pork meatballs, which tasted like meat flavoured tofu, and pork dim sum and we both had banana and chocolate Rotees- like pancakes that they shape from dough using their hands.