I felt only the tiniest bit of guilt indulging in a day at the pool for our first day in Chiang Mai. The way I saw it, it was an investment in a base tan so I wouldn’t burn when we got to the islands. It was also nice to sit down and stretch out after the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. We met quite a few people staying at our hostel. At first it was just us, a boy from Switzerland and a girl from Russia then Israel then Canada. But after awhile more travelers showed up.
You can tell what Maggie was focused on when I handed over the camera… He was French.
We stayed and relaxed until the last bit of sun fell behind the trees and it was time for dinner. This was the first day we really experience the jet lag, or at least noticed it, and stayed up barely long enough to eat at our hostel. I tried yellow curry which tasted more like Indian cuisine to me and it wasn’t spicy.
Unfortunately we were out by 8 PM, despite our plans to walk to a few local bars with the others at our hostel. But if you look at it from EST we were up until 9 AM. This is exactly what we needed though because we were functioning much better the next morning.