At this point, we couldn't believe we are halfway through our vacation and still have so much time remaining to soak up all of Thailand. After us having such a busy day prior in Chiang Mai, we wanted to plan day 8 as we the day went. It started with a yummy breakfast spot with fantastic coffee.
It still makes me laugh that the menu
we ordered from most every day was from a picture.
That's the prettiest lion I'd ever seen - IN a coffee cup!
I don't talk about my career much on my blog for one reason or another, but being that I am a pharmaceutical representative ... I always take a picture by a pharmacy or anything drug related out of the states. Most often they are advertising one of the drugs I sell, but in this case the broken English made me smile!
At 10am, we went back for our first fitting at the tailor, and I was so pleased to see the style and fit to be similar to what I pointed out from the book. Such an experience seeing it all come together, and can you believe they had this much of the suit made in just TWELVE hours?!?! Someone was busy working through the night to make two suits in the short window. We were super pleased so far, and I just had to request a little material to be let out in the thighs as they didn't have much give for sitting. I would of had an interesting time getting in and out of my car 15x a day, but luckily those changes could be made based on how far they had progressed.
I had Googled crossfit in Thailand prior to leaving on our trip and had read that there was ONE box in all of Thailand, which happened to be in Chiang Mai. Gabe and I were determined to pay them a visit, and it was like a scavenger hunt to find tucked away off the highway. I almost gave up at one point as our English map wasn't very helpful to our Thai speaking driver. 45 minutes later ... WE MADE IT!
We had never worked out in a hotter environment, it was something else
but just loved the open feel with bamboo "walls" so to speak.
Power cleans in a developing country rockin' my Keens ... so cool!!
Our most favorite memory was learning about THE "prowler." Who knew after 2 and a half years of crossfitting, that I would have to travel to Thailand to learn about this piece of equipment.
It drained every bit of me to have this part of the WOD!
With the nice trainer who's originally from Boston.
Our evening was spent at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
with tons of shopping, eating, people watching, and exploring.
Can you believe the number of scooters?
This is the locals way of transportation and so happens to be
the number one cause of death for foreigners, scary stuff.
Took a break from Thai for some pizza ...
I loved my new find - beautiful sandals
We ran into our friends from Pantara Elephant Farm
Here is a quick clip to capture the Night Bazaar!
Clearly I was in another world as Gabe took this right as we arrived and I was curious to scope it all out. The best part about this market was they shut down the street for miles for locals to sell their local handmade items. They were all so unique.