The Royal 'Guest House' in Chiang Mai. I paid $15/ night for a room with hot shower and towel. I wouldn't usually spend that much, but $15 is a small price to pay to feature in your very own late 1950s Italian Coast Film Noir.
At Wats (temples) there are always hordes of dogs bludging off the Monks' general kindness. The monks seem to find the dogs' violence fairly amusing, and react by shaking their heads slowly and laughing, tut-tutting at the dogs.
P.s. This is truly my last 'retrospective' about Chiang Mai. But I do ADORE the city. Next post: my long and glorious week in Luang Prabang, the flood (seriously!) and TWO waterfalls.