Chiang Mai flower Festival and more

Jemma was excited from the morning that we left - flying via Bangkok.

We arrived in the morning in Chiang Mai and stayed at the hotel that we stayed at on our Honeymoon - x(i have forgotten)x, receiving an upgrade when we arrived.  This area was wonderful for shopping and we immediately left for a wander.

We got into a taxi to make some stops and it immediately (2 foot) broke down!

We then visited a number of places - our first stop was Monkey School; then a Butterfly and Orchid Farm; then an Elephant Ride and home again.

The evening was simple and we went to the local market outside our hotel. Fabulous fun and not far to walk home.

Not forgetting to visit a fish spa with Jemma of course.

We did make a visit to Chiang Mai for the flower festival - so we got up early and waited and watched - best read at the Cape Panwa blog.  I have selected some of the photographs of Jemma at the show however.

Following this we moved to the Kantary Hill Hotel and were upgraded again - everybody was busy!

We then visited the local area, with Nick from Kantary Bay Phuket, - one visit was to the Local Hill Tribe where Jemma was treated like loyalty and then Doi Suthep temple where there were musicians from the local school and much more.

We then tried the Walking Market - wonderful chaos and purchased some paintings from some thrilled budding young artists.

Great fun and a lovely escape for a long weekend.