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My first tuk tuk ride
After 15 hours on the train, I arrived in Chiang Mai. I didn't have accomodation, so I took a tuk tuk into the old city. I had an idea where I wanted to stay but due to miscomunication, she had dropped me off several blocks away. After roaming around for about a half hour with all my bags in 30+ degrees, I finally found a place to stay called the Little bird Guesthouse. I booked a bed in a 4 bed female room for 110 baht per night (about $3.50).

By this time it was past noon, so I decided to take my map and camera and roam around the city. I ended up "wat hopping" and saw almost a dozen of them. What surprised me is that they all look very different. I was wearing shorts (badly planned but it was HOT!) so I couldn't go inside any of them.

In the evening, me and the two girls in my room (one from Portugal and one from Spain) went to the Saturday Night Market, which is just outside the south wall of the old city. I didn't do much shopping, but I did manage to sample most of the food sold by the vendors within the market. Between the three of us we had (and this was after eating at one of the food vendors outside the market):

- soy milk with something added to it (we had no clue), which was served as "Take-away" in a plastic bag
- mini jello type fruit things
- waffle on a stick filled with chocolate
- brownie served in a cup
- miscellaneous deep dried pastries
- didn't try, but found the spam-type pork on a stick interesting and many locals were eating it
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My first tuk tuk ride
My first tuk tuk ride
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Tuk tuk parked on the street
Tuk tuk parked on the street
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mmmm brownie in a cup
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