Posts tagged "chiang mai"

Chiang Mai Highlights

The good: Walking around the old town visiting different wats. Cooking class at A Lot Of Thai. Monk chat @ Wat U Mong Baan Orapin’s garden. Pepsi @ Baan Orapin. This guy brought a smile on our face – through his smile The town itself. It reminded me of smaller towns in India. Quite laid...

Doi Suthep

Our last day in Chiang Mai. This afternoon we’ll move on to our next destination: Luang Prabang. However, since we had not visited Doi Suthep, one of Chiang Mai’s most important temples, we woke up early morning, got dressed and headed there. We got a “sangthaew” (one of those ubiquitous red truck-converted-to-taxi’s) to take us...

Top of Thailand

Since we had spent almost three days in Chiang Mai, we decided to take a day out of the city and go do something outdoors. Since any strenuous activity was out of question due to my knee injury, we booked a day trip to Doi Inthanon National Park. This park is Thailand’s’ only rain forest...

Cooking thai up in Chiang Mai

Today, we had an amazing cooking class with Yui at A Lot Of Thai. We were picked up at 9 AM by Yui’s husband Kwan, in a matador (remember those?) and taken to their house. It’s a traditional style house and actually reminded me of homes in Jalgaon. The class was held outside in their...

Wat a day!

We woke up to a lot of rain. It was pouring as if it was going out of style! We had to change our plans of going to Doi Suthep since the rains created and overcast in the sky. One of the attractions of Doi Suthep is that you get panoramic views of the city....

Welcome to Chiang Mai

The flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was on time and in a small little Boeing 717 plane. For an hours’ flight we were still served snacks (hot noodles – mmm!). It almost felt as if we took off, reached a decent height and then flew back down. I got some cool photos of the...