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List of Restaurants With the Best Chiang Mai Food and Best Thai Tea You’ll Ever Have

I loved the food in Thailand more than I loved the food in any other country I visited in Asia. This was in large part due to Chiang Mai and everything I consumed while there. I want to share my list of restaurants with the best Chiang Mai food you'll ever have. Outside of Paris and Italy, it was some of the best dishes I've eaten in my entire life. I'm going to keep the...more

Full Day Cooking Class at Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai

One of the most popular things to do in Chiang Mai is take a cooking class and learn how to make some of the regions most famous dishes. It's so popular that there is an abundance of cooking schools to choose from in and around the city center. I did a lot of research and weighed out the pros and cons of what each school had to offer. After collecting enough information, I chose the...more
woman with elephant at chiang mai elephant sanctuary

Spending Two Nights in the Jungle at the Best Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Being able to spend time with elephants was one of, if not the main reason for my trip to Thailand. Along with participating in the Chiang Mai lantern festival, visiting an elephant sanctuary was what sparked my interest in the country from the very beginning. Trying to find the best elephant sanctuary can be hard, so I want to tell you all the reasons I loved the one I chose. I wanted to see elephants...more
colorful alley in chiang mai

What to Do in Chiang Mai and Why It Is One of My Favorite Cities in the World

I arrived in Chiang Mai after a few rough days in Bangkok, feeling gun shy, reserved, and only slightly hopeful. Climbing into a songthaew from the train station, I crossed my fingers to avoid any similar conflicts I had in Southern Thailand. I had so many things on my list of what to do in Chiang Mai, I had to keep a positive attitude. The first experience we had with a songthaew left me feeling...more
lanterns floating over temple in chiang mai

The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Celebrate the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival (Including a Pro/Con List)

When I first began planning my trip to Southeast Asia, it all revolved around two things. Seeing elephants up close for the first time and experiencing the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival. I, just like hundreds of thousands of other people, saw the photos and videos captured of countless paper lanterns ascending into the sky and thought I want to be a part of that. I began rummaging the Internet for information. How, when and where...more