we arrived without hiccups.chiang mai today celebrated their new year with a huge water fight(deluge!) we got well and truly soaked with big buckets of water,frequently iced!celebrations started yesterday and will go on for a few days.
Today we went on a trip to the elephant training camp.They gave us a wonderful show of their very co-ordinated talents, from painting a picture to playing instruments and dancing.then they came over to collect money from us,one tried to get more notes out of john's pocket while another came round behind us and pinched the bananas we had bought to feed them with.We then had an hour long ride on our ele- woolai.they were all amazing.
A raft ride down the river followed, a lovely gentle ride with elephants in the river at the same time. we would certainly do this day again. Now we're all clean and refreshed and are heading for the bar.