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Up-and-Coming Luang Prabang, Laos

Up-and-Coming Luang Prabang, Laos April 27, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Surrounded by limestone mountains and terraced hillsides, the chalky brown Mekong river crawls through serene and stunning Luang Prabang in Laos. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of 100,000 attracted more than 1 million tourists in the past five years, according to LaoVoices, a Lao news and culture...

Gotta Go, Gotta Go! Where’s the Nearest Toilet in Chiang Mai

Gotta Go, Gotta Go! Where’s the Nearest Toilet in Chiang Mai November 7, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
You are used to the western style pedestal-toilets, yeah?  Don’t sweat, we have them here in the city of Chiang Mai, too.   Occasionally, you will still find some traditional “squat” toilets because they are what the Thais (and most of Asia) are accustomed to using. If you are taking...

Layover at the Chiang Mai International Airport? Make it a Fun One!

Layover at the Chiang Mai International Airport? Make it a Fun One! November 6, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Unlike the giant hub at the Bangkok airport, Chiang Mai is a much smaller variety when it comes to airports.  It is located 4 kilometers south of the city and walking distance to the Chiang Mai Immigration office. There is wifi at Burger King at this airport. For the love of Rudolph, will you make...

What to Wear in Chiang Mai Year Round

What to Wear in Chiang Mai Year Round October 31, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
There really isn’t a “dress code” here in Chiang Mai.  Many locals (the young and the aged alike) pretty much dress much like westerners do.  Unlike the capitol, Bangkok, the northern Rose of Thailand, city of Chiang Mai has a much milder weather, especially in the fall.  This difference...

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...

Blog Action Day 2010: WATER

October 15, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Today, October 15, 2010, is Blog Action Day! ISSUE:  WATER! FACT:  Nearly 1 billion people are lacking access to clean water. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/15336764[/vimeo] While this is not so much the case in the modern city center of Chiang Mai, where water is readily available, nearly 1 billion people...

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...