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Photo Set Friday: Can You Find This Elderly Lady?

Photo Set Friday: Can You Find This Elderly Lady? October 29, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you can, I would urge you to plan your stay in Chiang Mai that includes at least one Sunday night.  Why, you ask?  So you can experience one of the famous night markets in Chiang Mai, the “Sunday Night Walking Market.”  Your walk begins at Tha Pae Gate, a major landmark in Chiang Mai,...

Photo Set Friday: Highest Spot in Thailand

Photo Set Friday:  Highest Spot in Thailand October 22, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Doi Inthanon National Park is located to the south of the city.  This could easily be a day trip that can take you on a family outing, a couples get away or the perfect playground for the outdoorsy-type active hikers and trekkers.  Trekking tours can be arranged through many agencies within the old...

Photo Friday: Tha Phae Gate

Photo Friday: Tha Phae Gate October 15, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Located on the east side of the moat and the old city where the roads Rachadamnoen and Moonmaung meet, it seems that Tha Phae Gate is the center of all tourist activities.  This is also where the Walking Night Market comes to live on every Sunday. A few blocks to the east of the Tha Phae Gate is the...

Chiang Mai’s Kin Jay Vegetarian Festival

Chiang Mai’s Kin Jay Vegetarian Festival October 10, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This Chinese Buddhist influenced annual vegetarian festival known as Kin Jay, a time of abstinence and purification of body and soul, takes place during the ninth month of the lunar calendar lasting about 9 days (Oct 8-16, 2010). During this time, traditionally, participants abstain from consuming alcohol,...

Photo Friday: Sunset Over Doi Suthep

October 7, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
View over the famous Doi Suthep from our apartment in Chiang Mai. This picture was taken on a September evening around 6:20pm after a stormy late afternoon pour.   Are you in Chiang Mai?  Be sure to look for these beautiful sunsets amongst the temples and over the mountains.  Chiang Mai will surprise...

$5 Cultural Thing To Do In Chiang Mai

$5 Cultural Thing To Do In Chiang Mai October 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? Five USD is about 150 baht and this is quite a chunk.  Here in Chiang Mai, this nice chunk of baht will buy you a meal for two, a visit to the zoo including Song Taeo bus fair or a nice pair of fancy sandals at one of the night markets.   You could even receive a Thai massage for...

6 Ways To Get Around And Explore Chiang Mai

6 Ways To Get Around And Explore Chiang Mai September 29, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Unlike the capitol of Thailand–Bangkok–the  city of Chiang Mai is much easier to get around. When you arrive to Chiang Mai, you will be pleasantly surprised by the few simple ways to explore and enjoy this charming city of culture. Way number 1:  Song Taeo or the Red Bus is one of the primary...

Photo Friday

Photo Friday September 24, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar which is located on the east side of the old city on Chan Klan road remains a hot spot for many tourists.  Be sure to grab a bite to eat with a smoothie at the cafeteria, while you relax and enjoy the Kalare Night Bazaar nightly cultural show adorned with colorful costumes and...

How To Bargain With Your Pearly-Whites in Chiang Mai

How To Bargain With Your Pearly-Whites in Chiang Mai September 18, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bargaining is not the norm in every part of the world.  However, if you are coming to Thailand, it’s all part of the fun. Here are some short and simple rules for bargaining or haggling at the night market (particularly the night bazaar in Chiang Mai). Rule #1: Don’t lose your cool when you...

Meditation, Monkey’s and Elephants: Chiang Mai’s Best Attractions

Meditation, Monkey’s and Elephants: Chiang Mai’s Best Attractions May 24, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A visit to Thailand is incomplete without a trip to glittering Chiang Mai. The surrounding countryside is filled with deep forests that hide gems like elephant rehab centers, ancient tribal villages, eco-friendly zip-line tours and endangered monkeys. Within the city you can find a bustling and culturally...
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