Well yesterday saw us visiting Doi Suthep, a temple on top of a mounrtain overlooking Chiang Mai
. We got in a songthaew, (a kind of truck with a roof that serves as a public taxi) and it took an hour to reach the temple using the windiest of windy roads. Having reached the temple, visitors then climb another 300 dragon stairs to the temple itself. The view was not spectacular because of the haze but was pritty impressive all the same and the temple is still very much in use and has a buddhist learning centre where monks discuss what it measn to be a buddhist and so forth. We then spent the evenning in an impressive reggae bar because the guy who owns it had fixed rach's dreadlocks and his band where on there, reggae is strangely popular in thailand ?! Anyway today we attended a thai cookery course with an apparently international renowned chef, while we were there we were filmed as part of an american documentary about the fun of thai cooking and we put our names down to recieve a free copy of the dvd when it's released, otherwise we will be appearing on famous and renowned US tv channel "food time" or something ?! Cooking was pritty difficult as for the most part he moved at lightenning speed and we really had very little knowledge with what was actually going on but my green chicken curry turned out amazingly so will be attmepting to recreate that one.
Golden top of Doi Suthep
Tomorrow we have read about some hot springs and mud baths not far from Chiang Mai and plan to scooter it up there so should be good?!