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  • Asia,  Chiang Mai,  Itinerary,  Thailand

    The Ultimate Itinerary: Chiang Mai in 4 Days

    The ancient capital of Chiang Mai perfectly illustrates the spectrum of what makes Thailand so great. Spectacular natural landscapes and undeniable spirituality live hand in hand alongside vicious martial arts and vibrant red-light districts. There’s little wonder that so many ex-pats lay their foundations in this city! Though as much as we’d all love to spend months exploring this fascinating region of the world, few of us have that luxury! So, in that case, let me show you the perfect itinerary for exploring the spiritual haven of Chiang Mai! Day 1 Time to hit the road running and start your first day with some of Thailand’s biggest cultural icons. You…

  • Asia,  Chiang Mai,  Thailand,  Top Lists

    The 20 Best Highlights To See In Chiang Mai

    Thailand is a country of diverse cultures and undeniable spirituality, all scattered amongst some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes anywhere in the world! Where Bangkok rules the centre, Phuket the south, the north of Thailand belongs to one very special city, Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai covers the cultural spectrum of Thailand better than any other city! The ancient Thai capital is home to countless spectacular temples, whilst also being home to a myriad of other iconic institutions, from Sak Yant tattoos to incredible Muay Thai fights! There’s plenty to fill your itinerary, so here are the 20 best things to see during your time in Chiang Mai! Doi Suthep …

  • Asia,  Blog,  Chiang Mai,  Thailand

    Chiang Mai – Part 2

    We pick up our story from 2 days of tattoos, bar girls, temples and tourist scams in the paradise which is Chiang Mai. [visual-link-preview encoded=”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″] An Independent Traveller I had nothing planned for this day, therefore the perfect opportunity to tick-off other highlights worth seeing. I found one enormous bucket list opportunity, reminded every time I passed a tour service through the. That was a very well-known tribe that lived in the hills of Chiang Mai. A tribe which escaped persecution many years ago from Tibet, those were the Karen (Long-Neck) Hill Tribe. Instead of spending heavily on a tour, I was confident I could arrange it myself. I asked…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Chiang Mai,  Thailand

    Chiang Mai – Part 1

    During your travels, each destination fits in a unique category; would like to go again, never again, places suitable for a couple of days and places ticked off the list. However, the rarest of them all is finding the pinnacle of everything you’d ever want from a destination. Finding that perfect paradise that you could easily spend the rest of your life in complete and total happiness. Welcome to my personal paradise; Chiang Mai. The city has a reputation amongst travellers, not only being the main destination of Northern Thailand but a must-go for the entire country. For many years there’s been a constant stream of travellers from all walks…