Why hello there strangers, I’m so sorry that I have been away for so long. If you follow me on my social channels you may have noticed that Dan and I spent Christmas and New Year travelling around South East Asia. We had this trip booked for months and it turned out to be an experience of a lifetime. Travelling the world has always been a passion of mine, especially Thailand and I thought I would share with you the best five weeks of my life hoping that I can impart some knowledge if you too, are looking to travel around Thailand or Cambodia. This will be the first part of a series of blog posts so keep your eye out for future posts!
Doi Suthep – Temple in the Clouds
Sunday Walking Markets
Chiang Mai Food
Durian Fruit – Pictured above the spiky ugly looking fruit Durian also known as the Custard Fruit due to its fleshy texture is something definitely worth trying. It famous in Thailand because the fruit has been described as smelling like rotten flesh, feet and other gross smelling things. My inquisitive side got the better of me and I tried some when at the market, it wasn’t as bad as everyone said but it certainly wasn’t my cup of tea. If you are as adventurous with food as I am then do try thi
Elephant Nature Park
Other Chiang Mai tips
Getting around – Travel is easy in Chiang Mai and lots of places are within walking distance however after a long day of temple walking or other high energy activities it is just as easy to jump in a Tuk Tuk. A ride on a Tuk Tuk will set you back at 100baht which is about £2 but an even cheaper option is the red trucks called Songthaew’s. These will set you back a meager 20 baht and are just as fun as a tuk tuk.
Get a massage – Massages here are cheaper than anywhere else in Thailand and they are bloody good. we paid 180 baht which is around 3.60 for a full body massage. Awana House Massage opposite our accommodation was brilliant and so relaxing after a long day of walking.
So that’s it folks my first Thailand Blog post, Thailand has such a place in my heart now that I could write about it for hours! I hope that I have helped in some way provide some good tips if you ever to plan a visit to the Northern part of Thailand. If you have any personal tips about Chiang Mai I would love to hear them so please do leave a comment below in my comments box.
Sawasdee Pii Mai Ka
Happy New Year.