I've been quite busy here in Chiang Mai over the past few days. Yesterday I took a day trek that, although it sound cheesy, was really fun! We started with an elephante ride through the jungle, followed by lunch, then on for an hour trek to a small village then trekked on to a fabulous waterfall. As if all that wasn't enough we were then driven on to a river for some fairly serious white water rafting! It was all good. I went to the night bazaar for dinner.
Today was just as good but only the opposite way......an all day cooking class at the Thai Cullinary Cooking School...also great and very filling as you also eat what you cook all day.
I leave tomorrow for Laos. Apparently, according to the tour guide who sold me the ticket; which doesn't always mean it's true, I take a mini van to the boarder, stay one night there, then the the next day, take the slow boat down the Mekong River for a full day and arrive in Luang Prabang in Laos on Christmas Eve.
I hope all is well with everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS!