In Our Neighbourhood

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 our apartment.


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Our neighbourhood is surrounded by quiet sois (small streets).


A squished rat! This rather large rodent was freshly dead on the day of our arrival and every day since he has become flatter and flatter!


Onto the main street of Suthep Road.  Lots of traffic, small stores, eateries, and a large amount of barber shops!


Small shrines are dotted around the streets.
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The sidewalks contain all sorts of obstacles. There is no such thing as walking a straight line!


Yes, there is even a McDonalds within walking distance (we haven’t been desperate enough to go yet!)


Thanks for walking with us!

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  1. Alyson says:

    Lovely! Thanks for the reminder, must get back to Thailand soon. Better a squished rat than a live one 😉

    1. worldschooled says:

      Ain’t that the truth!

  2. Sheralyn says:

    It looks so pretty! We almost went to Thailand this year, then our plans changed. We’re hoping to spend a few months there next year – I look forward to reading more about your stay there! 🙂

  3. Josee says:

    I dreamed of Thailand last night and it was a great dream until I realize I forgot to bring money – haha! At first I thought that rat was a dead leaf ewwww…. it looks pretty crisp.

    1. worldschooled says:

      Don’t forget the money!!!!!

  4. Paul King says:


    the place you rented sounds nice, could you share how much it costs to rent somewhere like that in Chang Mai ?

    We are in the middle of getting rid of our stuff and getting ready to travel with our 2 boys.


    1. worldschooled says:

      Hey Paul, we are paying $720 CAD per month including water and utilities. You can get a bachelor pad without a kitchen for as little as $200 a month or you can get a beautiful new apartment with with western kitchen for $1000, and everything in between!

  5. Andrew says:

    We are planning a trip of our own (2 boys, 7 and 11) – 8 months: India; Thailand/Laos and Indonesia. We are hoping to rent apartments/cottages ourselves as we go. How did you find your apartment? We have been looking at Air bnb, VRBO already, some suggestions just to wing it and ask around once in the community but not too comfortable with that kind of stress.

    Curious to read more of your posts, looks like a great time so far.

    1. worldschooled says:

      Hi Andrew. This one was rented on Airbnb but we had lots of knowledge of the city already so we knew the neighbourhood and knew we would like it there. You can also just show up and pound the pavement. We drive around looking for signs and then check out places. It is nice to get a good feel for the area if you are committing to something longer term.

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