To all my family and friends back home and everyone else I’ve met along the road over the last year and a half:
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!!!
Looks like this is my second NYE in Thailand of my life. My first one was in Bangkok last year where my original plan was to going to bed at 9pm. However, my internal clock woke me up at 11:45 (or was it the firecrackers) and I ended up staying out until 6am.
This year was more tame and I celebrated NYE with new friends here in Chiang Mai at Rider’s Corner. After finishing dinner and a few drinks we went to the “Tai Pae Gate” and were partying with a diverse mix of locals and tourists all launching lanterns and fireworks. I’m pretty sure none of these would be legal in the USA.
I’ll let the photos describe themselves.