A little behind in the posting, but am catching up now…still in Chiang Mai at the water festival…some action from a few days ago…Saturday 10th April, up at 5am to, for some reason, help out our hostel owner in getting people coming off the overnight bus from Bangkok, to stay with her. It was an interesting experience and it got us a free breakfast so well worth it. We closed a few sales and took down a few future prospects for call backs. back at the hotel we ate our breakfast and then moaned how tired we were.
We had paid for the Thai lads for the day so said we wanted to go swimming somewhere. They took us through to a lake where a huge number of Thai go to swim and spend time with friends. They put us on the beach front, under a couple of umbrella’s and we proceeded to chat to our Thai guides, July (spelling?) and Mr Pong. Learnt a few interesting things and then went back to their pad for a couple of beers with their other trekking mates and played a bit of guitar…we heard a great rendition of the classic Eric Clapton song ‘Tears in Heaven’…the translation got a little lost and they sung it ‘Tears in Harry’ – Jono and I had a good laugh about that later.
That night we went to the night markets with a few mates, Louis and Caio from Brazil and Anna from England. The night market is in China town, we ate a few bugs, bufallo testicles, some awesome sweeet pastries, dried squid etc. It was an interesting night and clearly something that the Thai love doing as they were everywhere.