After yet another delayed flight, this time from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, we eventually made it to Chaing Mai without having to reschedule any flights. The 5hr break between flights that we put in came in handy! Also managed to squeeze in my first meal in Thailand – Pad Thai at Bangkok Airport.
Eventually reached the Holiday Inn in Chaing Mai (this is one very nice hotel!). Crashed in the hotel for a bit before heading out to the Night Markets. Many things on sale here, mostly low quality goods and souvenirs. The other thing you can do here is book a tour from the many stalls. We did exactly this, and booked an Elephant Ride for the next day before returning home.