Day 10, A bike ride and the goodbye dinner
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For today there was planned a bike ride around Chiang Mai. It started out a bit cloudy and when we started riding it even rained a tiny little bit. After about 5 minutes it was dry again though. After we crossed some busy highways we got to quiet roads. The first part was pretty flat so there wasn't any problem there. We all rode in a long line behind each other. First we visited the Tribal Museuam, where we could view the traditional clothes, music instruments etc of the different hilltribes.
We continued our ride 10 minutes later. Unfortunately we didn't have much opportunity to look around, everyone was more busy looking out for traffic and the person who rode in front of you, and the way you had to go. It was quite an experience...Later that time we stopped at a crematory, where it was explained why the Thai believed in cremation more than burial.
We stopped a couple of times, also to have something to eat in a little bamboohut near a lake. It was a very pretty view and the bananas, ricecookies and pineaplle tasted delicious.
On a side note if you visit Thailand, try the Iced Chocolate. It's heaven...if you like chocolate ;) Just don't try it in grand Jomtien Palace because that's just bad...like water and cacaopowder...:X
We got back at the hotel around one o'clock...lunchtime ;) After that we had some time off and pack our luggage...We said goodbye to the busboy and chauffeur at around 5 and left shortly after for a great two hour during Thai-massage. Felt really rested after that. That night we also had a sort of goodbye dinner because the next day we would go back to Bangkok and to our 'beach hotels' from there. And not everyone went to the same hotel. We went to the Chiang Mai Nightmarket for the last time.