We arrived in Chiang Mai yesterday via a scary flight with Air Asia and have enjoyed the lower price of living already. Our hotel is 250thb a night (£2.50 each) and our evening activities, which consisted of a meal, a wander round the night market, the purchasing of a travel size hairdryer, a belt (my shorts fall down as a result of my sicknesses!) sunglasses, a pair of shorts and numerous amounts of street food - came to the grand total of £10. Our budget will go a lot further here, which is what we were counting on after the last couple of crazy weeks with Chris and Megan, and we’re both staying away from Chang beer for a while!