Category Archive: Thailand

Jan
01

Wat Not To Wear

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If you are planning a trip to Thailand, or anywhere for that matter, it is important that you read up on local customs so that you don’t offend or disrespect the locals.  This is especially important when visiting the Wats in Thailand. I am continually amazed and disturbed by the lack of respect (or knowlege, …

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Dec
28

Doi Suthep – Beautiful Mountain Temple or Tourist Trap?

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I think I might get some flack for writing this.  All of the things I have ever read of Wat Doi Suthep have been glowing reviews.  A beautiful Wat in a spectacular setting, the ‘must do’ Wat in Chiang Mai. We have a view of Doi Suthep from our apartment window, it sits atop a …

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Dec
20

The Chiang Mai Night Safari – The Good and The Bad

Feeding a giraffe at the entrance to the zoo.

We met some friends for dinner at a really great, kid friendly restaurant South of Chiang Mai called Nic’s.  Since we were already in the area we decided to go to the Night Safari.  We had not done any pre-research on it since our decision to go was spur of the moment. Turns out the …

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Dec
18

Wiang Kum Kam – A 700 Year Old City

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We found out about Wiang Kum Kam by accident.  Mike was playing around on Google maps and accidentally clicked on a marker for it.  Wiang Kum Kam was an entire city that was build over 700 years ago.  The city was abandoned due to frequent flooding.  A new city was built in what is now …

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Dec
10

Buatong Waterfalls aka Sticky Falls

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Welcome to one of the coolest waterfalls we have ever been to…. Our friends Lauren and Neil invited us to Buatong Waterfall.  It is a good hour outside of Chiang Mai and you won’t find this one in your guidebooks!  We went to this waterfall on the King of Thailand’s birthday which is a public …

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Dec
07

One Day In Chiang Mai

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We have had no problems finding things to do here in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  It is such a great city to explore with so much on offer.  Public transport is easy, markets are plentiful, you can’t walk more than ten minutes without stumbling across a Wat, and the variety of food has kept our bellies …

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Dec
06

Family Friendly Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

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Taking a cooking class was on my list for things I wanted to do in Chiang Mai.  Mike and the kids were not so keen, so I thought that it would be something that I would enjoy by myself.  But then our friends from A King’s Life asked if our family was interested in going …

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Dec
03

Our Loi Kratong Experience

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We had met Lauren, Neil, and their son Spencer at the traveling families meet up in Penang Malaysia.  They are Australian expats living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and they are good people!  They have been making our time in Chiang Mai a whole lot of fun.  They’ve been showing us around, telling us where to …

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Nov
30

Apartment Hunting In Chiang Mai

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The search for our rental apartment is finally over.  It has taken us one week to find something suitable and it was not an easy search!  Granted, a lot of our time has been taken up with enjoying all the festivities that happen in Chiang Mai at this time of year but we really thought …

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Nov
27

The Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

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It was two years ago when I first heard of the Yee Peng festival in Chiang Mai.  I read about it on another blog and I knew then that it was something our family needed to see.  It is a buddhist festival where thousands of people participate by letting floating lanterns go into the sky. …

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