31.12.2012 - 31.12.2012 31 °C
First on the agenda today...another trip to Breakfastworld! It really is that good...trust us!
Jo still being super poorly went back to the hostel to bed after this. I had a nice walk around the centre, got a manipedi, stocked up on toiletries at Boots (yes, there are Boots stores here!), and enjoyed a nice cup of Earl Gray tea on the walk back to the hostel!
Jo and I spent the afternoon watching Water for Elephants on the cable TV in our room. Great film!
That evening I went to a local church for an hour to coincide with my Nana's memorial service in South Africa. It was so peaceful and I had it all to myself which I really appreciated. It was a nice place to sit and remember Nana and think of all the family.
Later on I went to meet our Chiang Mai friends at their hostel in the centre. We bought some Chang at the 7/11 to enjoy on the walk to Thapae Gate, on route stopping to light some lanterns to send up into the night sky. There were hundreds of lanterns floating up and over the city. It was so pretty. On getting to Thapae Gate, we were greeted by the sight of a huge, mostly Thai, crowd enjoying the live music performance on a stage which had been set up by the gate. We all somehow managed to squeeze into the mass of people to enjoy the concert with them. The music was so fun...very cheesy pop tunes with everyone in the crowd singing along (except of course for us who could just about "la-la-la" along with the tune)! After listening to a few songs it was countdown time. And then some amazing fireworks!! After having a gin fizz at the Reggae Rooftop Bar, we headed to Zoe's corner for some live music and dancing to end the night.
PS - explanation of the title of this blog...the year in Thailand is now 2556 not 2013 :-)