So it’s the end of my journey in Chiang Rai – 5D4N. I’ll be back again next time, with friends, to go trekking and see the sights. I… will be back when it’s winter.
Grabbed a couple of the 7-11 sandwiches to tide me through the journey back to Chiang Mai. Was pleasantly surprised when I saw the bus; didn’t expect it to be the same bus as the VIP one just that the seats aren’t modified. I thought it’d be like the smaller public buses.
Left the terminal at 11.33am and reached Chiang Mai at almost 3+pm? Song taew driver didn’t get where I wanted to go so I had him drop me at Tha Pae Gate, which was easier.
So apparently there’re a few changes to the At Baan Khun Hostel – air-conditioning now switches on from 4pm – 7pm and 9pm – 11am. In-ter-est-ing. It was so hot! I couldn’t take staying in the hostel or anywhere else so I used Triposo to find somewhere to eat. I was STARVING. I only had chocolate crackers that was provided for on the bus.
Walked over to Dada Kafe. They had a tad lot of reviews online so I decided to check it out. Food was a bit on the higher end so I settled for an 80baht fried rice instead. Sat there for an hour odd and decided to walk and find Wat Chedi Luang.
So glad I decided to walk because I found a night market! It was pretty small so I walked up and down twice just to kill time.
There was this temple-market and I just decided to plop myself down on the seats to enjoy the scenery and just… relax. After awhile I caved and bought myself a mango sticky rice. & as I ate it I realised why I don’t have it as often anymore – too much sticky rice makes me a li’l sick. I only enjoy the mango.
Headed to the Night Bazaar to kill time and try to find a cheap pair of pants for the elephant camp. This lady was selling the one I wanted for 150baht. Tried to bargain it down to 100baht but she didn’t budge at all. OH WELL! Fated to not have it.
I think my brain is about to explode from the nonsense that I’m eavesdropping on. I need to be up early to catch my minivan ride tomorrow.
50 – 2 sandwiches
60 – song taew ride
80 – dada fried rice
20 – lemongrass drink
50 – mango sticky rice
37 – 1l, 1.5l water, dewberry biscuits
Total: 297baht (~12.20SGD)
Must not forget to set alarm for tomorrow.