I usually start a paragraph each new day but the events of the day where in such stark contrast to those of the night that they warrant and new section. First thing on the agenda was heading to the night market to pick up some meat for the evening. I flirted with Manny for a bit but to be honest I didn't really fancy her all that much. It's worth giving Jam a special mention at this point, she is the hottest Thai girl I've seen so far. 26, spoke ni-on perfect English and was really cool. She made my Chaing Mai experience (not like that) as she was so helpful and fun to be around. I didn't even fancy her, she was more like a cool sister to me and pretty soon she was like my accountant who I just gave money to without even questioning her as she was constantly arranging activities, buying cheap drinks from the bar and sorting out taxi rides for all of us. We had some pre drinks and a thai BBQ at the hostel first and I got chatting to Laura for a fair bit. I really fancied her from the word go, she was just so easy to talk to and so cute. We talked about loads of stuff, and she managed to be open enough for me to say anything I wanted to without it becoming seedey or smutty. We headed to the riverside bar along with a bunch of really cool Canadian guys and by that point I was a little pissed. Now the riverside bar is a pretty trendy bar designed for rice Asians and has live music every night. They usually have two bands, both of which where about 6 piece (lead, rhythm, bass, one female vocal, drums and keyboard) and both do covers of some of my favourite bands. They busted out hits from bravery, killers, coldplay, adele (the female vocals where on the nose every time) kooks etc and I was in heaven singing along to most songs and getting on really well with all the locals and the guys from the hostel. After the bands had finished we all headed to the main bar bit of chang mai and I bumped into the feisty asian aussie girl (Laura) from the trekking and her two dull mates (the sisters). Now I won't go into the graphic details on here, but I was up until 6am at the hotel with all 3 girls plus a couple of German guys (funny story for my bloke mates).... And I had to be up at 7am to do my Visa run the next day!
(for any one who isn't a maths genius that's 1 hours sleep)