If you love market shopping Chiang Mai is the place to be! There's the night market, weekend market, Sunday market and Tuesday market to name but a few. However, all seem to be selling the same things! Last couple of days have been good practise for me. I've learnt that I just have to throw myself out there and talk to everyone and anyone. Which is not as hard as I once thought. Had dinner with a couple of girls from my hostel last night, one of which was ill so it was an early night. Then today at breakfast I introduced myself to a lovely girl from canada. Turned out she also had nothing planned for the rest of the day so we spent it together exploring Chiang Mai. She wanted to go to the zoo, which wasn't really my idea of a good time but I was glad to have her company so went with her. Had such a laugh with her that I joined her, and her group she had been trekking with the previous day, to watch some Thai boxing that evening. When the boxing had finished there was a lady-boy caberet!!!! Very entertaining. The lads I was with didn't seem to think so and all seemed very uncomfortable!