06.03.2009 95 °F
We're now in chang mai, which is right up north of Thiland, we're with a group of 8 people who we will be doing the jungle trek with tommorow. We had to get an overnight train up here last night which was pretty weird, all the seats fold out into beds and theres a top bunk which folds down, pretty mental! I slept alright on the train but charly says "it stank of wee" in her bed, lovely! The full jouney was around 13 hours, which we will be doing again after the trek to get back down to bangkok, so we also look forward to that.
Chang Mai is still warm but not as hot as bangkok and its alot less busy with trafiic and crazy's shouting "tuk tuk!" at you. We went round the ancient temples today and saw lots and lots of gold Buddahs sitting in various positions. apparently our guide said there was over 300 temples in Chang Mai alone! there is also loads of monks around and chilling at the temples, We will be setting off on our 4 day trek tommorow which will go through the north jungle and the hilltribe villages, we will be staying in village huts, and with local people. We will also be taking an elephant ride through part of the trek which should be cool, and after speaking to a few other people they say the local village kids are really good at football so im sure Charly can give them a run for their money!
Im sure there arnt any WiFi hotspots in the hilltribes so we will post again when were back from the trek and after having a nice long massage when we get back (which costs rougly 120BHT for 1 hour which is around 2 pounds!! ).
Speak soon, Take care.
Josh and Charly x x x