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Taking the slow boat to Laos is kind of like Burning Man: an amazing adventure and a once in a lifetime experience – and if I only do it once, that’s fine with me. From Chiang Mai it takes 5 hours in a minivan to the border, a sleep over, a long slow boat ride … Continue reading Bada Bing, Bada Bang – Luang Prabang, Laos
Now that I’ve been here for a little over a week, I see more of what has worked and what does not, for me. This is not necessarily a list of recommendations. Those are scattered throughout my posts, but maybe I’ll put some here. There are some definite DO NOT recommendations in this post though. All … Continue reading Knowing What I Know Now about Chiang Mai
Mai can mean new, or no, depending on intonation. Mai is new and Mài is no. Seriously, if you spend holiday here for more than one week, spend two or four hours in a language lesson. I paid less than $40 US for a total of 4 hours of instruction (two hours each day) and … Continue reading Elephants, Waterfalls, Rafting, Oh Mài!
Here’s a teaser until I finish some other writing. FOOD! Click on the pictures for the captions. The featured picture is of Chiang Mai’s “Sunday Walking Market” which takes place in the evening (not like farmers markets) into the night. About 10:30pm. At this one, smoking and drinking are not allowed, which is a good … Continue reading Food Tour: Chiang Mai, Thailand