It is OK for the lady to put her arm and hand around the man's arm but that's about as far as it should go. If a girl lets a man touch, hold hands or put his arm around her the Thais believe the girl is easy, loose or maybe a prostitute.
If you look at the way girls act in the bars it is easy to understand that any traditional, well educated Thai girl would not want to be seen as such a person.
The Internet has become such an important aspect in everyone's lives and this is especially true for expats.
Chiang Mai gained prominence in the political sphere in May 2006, when the Chiang Mai Initiative was concluded between the ASEAN nations and the " 3" countries (China, Japan, and South Korea).
The Chiang Mai Metropolitan Area has a population of nearly one million people, more than half the total of Chiang Mai Province.
The city is subdivided into four wards (khwaeng): Nakhon Ping, Srivijaya, Mengrai, and Kawila.
It is 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok and is situated amongst the highest mountains in the country.
The city sits astride the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River.