Tag Archive: Chiang Mai

Dec
11

Chiang Mai’s 3D Art Museum

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After seeing photos from a friend of ours at the Art in Paradise exhibit in Chiang Mai, we knew we had to take our kids to go check it out and hopefully get some equally awesome photos.  The entire gallery is dedicated to 3D art and it was pretty darn rad.  The admission was a …

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Dec
07

A Waterfall All To Ourselves

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One of the things we love about Chiang Mai is that when we want to escape the city we can head out from our apartment and be in nature within an hour.  Jungled mountains surround Chiang Mai and they beckon us with promises of fresh air, mountain hikes, cool streams, waterfalls, and picnics.  We were …

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Dec
04

Feeling Pampered

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At home I don’t spend money on pampering myself.  I have never been to a fancy salon. I think $30 is the most I have every paid for a haircut.  I have been to the spa twice in my life the first was when I was part of a bridal party and the second was …

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Dec
02

Having Lunch On Top Of The World

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In an attempt to escape the city of Chiang Mai, our family rented a truck for four days so we could do some day tripping in the surrounding countryside.  Oddly, a truck was cheaper to rent than a car.  We asked our expat friends for some recommendations of good day trips outside the city and …

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Nov
27

Nong Buak Hat Park

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Chiang Mai is packed.  Packed with traffic and fumes that make us gag, packed with people both local and foreign,  packed with buildings that house the people, restaurants that feed them, stores that clothe them.  It is fun and exciting for our small town family to get out and explore amongst this busyness that is …

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Nov
21

Chiang Mai…..Again

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It is  kind of a weird feeling coming back to Chiang Mai again.  We have been here quite a few times before. We know this city.  We have our favourite restaurants, places to hang out, markets, grocery stores.  We’ve done this all before and there is an extreme comfort in going back to a place …

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Nov
16

In Our Neighbourhood

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The apartment we rented for the month is in a typical Thai neighbourhood nestled between the touristy old town and the trendy Nimmen area. We quite like it for its authentic flavour and easy commute into the old town. Take a walk with us? The back entrance to Wat Suan Dok is right next to …

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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

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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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