Today me an Amelia had our alarms set ready to get up for Thai cooking at eight-thirty. We were picked from our hotel by the chef who was going to be running our cooking class. Flowing us he picked up three other girls, two from Norway and one from Alaska. Before we went to the chefs house where we would be cooking we stopped at a local food market to learn about all the different foods and herbs. He told us things like how smaller eggs have a better flavour and how coconut milk and cream is made. The man who was teaching us spoke very good English and he had a brilliant sense of humour and kept making us all laugh. We all choose which meals we wanted to prepare out of the options we had and once he had picked up all the ingredients we needed we headed back to the car and to his home. At his home there was a large cooking area and we each had our own cooking station with all the equipment we needed. We went into the garden first to explore and pick all the herbs and ingredients we were going to need. Once we washed our hands and put on our aprons we were ready to begin. I started with a chicken coconut soup, then a Thai Green curry, Sweet and Sour chicken and Pad Thai. In between cooking the man taught us how to make jasmine and sticky rice, spring rolls and sauce, curry paste and he also showed s how to carve fruit and salad. The sweet sticky rice with mango was delicious. It was such a hot day and during the cooking I was feeling unwell the chef make us all a herbal tea which people use instead of medicine and although it didn't taste so nice I drunk it to try and felt much better. During the final dish of Pad Thai we all had the chance to cook with fire. Once we made all of our dishes we all sat at the table and enjoyed what we had cooked which was a really lovely way to end the cooking course. On the way back the chef couldn't drop us at our hotels because of the Songkran Festival and the road we were staying on being jam packed so he dropped us of as close as he could. Walking back to the hotel we got soaked, we walked as quickly as we could and even though we had out bags with us and were not joining in we were still targeted in the water fight. When we got back we went to the pool, had a nap and went ready to go out. We got a tuc tuc for the first time in Chiang Mai and went to a different area near the river which was really nice. It was all lit up and there were three or four bars along the river which were all playing live music. We had some dinner, had a look and the market and walked back to our hotel.