Passport, credit cards, ID card, driver's licence, money and iPad recovered!!!
Can you imagine our happiness yesterday evening when I received a phone call from a young Thai man telling me that he had all our lost things? I have to share this amazing story with people on this forum, which was the last straw after we had informed every possible institution about the loss. It turned out that one young man had found our backpack in the red cab and was trying to find us in Chiang Mai together with some of his friends, one of whome speaks English perfectlly, since he is a student in Canada with a scholarhip from the Royal Thai Government. He actually opened my mailbox on ipad and read the mail from Trip Aadvisor with the address and my phone number. Two young Thai men and women came to our hotel to return our possessions, and were very reluctant to receive the reward we had offered. We had hoped thay we might recover the passport, and as one of the readers on this forum wrote, we had forgotten about the money and the ipad, and this was beyond all our hopes and expectations.