We had known before arriving in Chiang Mai that it would be packed with activities, we also knew it would be an amazing time, but what we didn’t know was that we would have some of the most incredible experiences of our lives.
On top of the activities we had planned – The Night Safari, The Grand Canyon, The Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (sacred temple with a stunning view of Chiang Mai) and our Thai cooking class, there were all the things Chiang Mai had to offer once you stepped out the front door.
We stayed in a wonderful little guest house called Sabaidee Chiang Mai Hotel, inside the old city walls and close to everything. It was managed by the nicest, most helpful and sweet young women I have ever met. Funnily enough in Chiang Mai it seemed wherever we went it was young women running the businesses – very inspiring.
During our five days we had some excellent meals – yes, one of them was Indian. We enjoyed the night bizzare and I found my Thai-version of the Ottawa canal as a running track. The canal was only about 1/2 km from the guesthouse and if I closed my eyes slightly into a squint it was almost like running along Colonel By.
As soon as we set foot outside we were surrounded by beautiful temples that, as long as you were appropriately dressed, you could simply wander around.
Inspite of all the possibilities Chiang Mai had to offer, we did enjoy some down time in Saibadee’s beautiful courtyard. It was the perfect place for us all to be able to hang out together, recap the day, plan for the next, have morning coffee and an evening cocktail.
Absolutely loved Chiang Mai – two thumbs up and a definite must see if you travel to Thailand. It’s a beautiful little city with lots going on. Don’t worry I’m about to blog about it all!
around each corner
finding something exciting –
discovering a new city