April 2009. Chiang Mai, Thailand
I thought I was going to have terrible time, simply because it was a typical tourist show. The boxing stadium, where authentic muay thai matches are normally conducted, was closed for the unknown period of time, so I had no other option if I wanted to see the fights in Chiang Mai.
Somehow, it ended up being an awesome experience. I was lucky to observe the fights standing just next to the ring and almost feeling every punch. There was shouting, there was kicking, there was sweat and there was blood.