*updated 2 Feb 2018 I’ve pretty much lived in CM since 2009, although there was this brief Ecuadorian intermission, and an important 2007 visit that sparked my desire to live here…Read More
Art in Paradise: 3D art in Chiang Mai
Art in Paradise is a fun and creative museum experience for Chiang Mai residents and visitors. I heard about it when it opened back in July, but then promptly forgot about it until I had to entertain a friend from Bangkok.Read More
Where do Chiang Mai expats like to eat?
On the lookout for new places to nosh? (Do people still use the word nosh?) Okay, I asked some friends just for you. Janice, American foodie I like the Salad Terrace for the huge fresh salads and good meat. I also like the Mexican-style popsicles made from fresh fruit juices. It’s off Chang Puak near…Read More
Tips for enjoying Chiang Mai’s Loy Krathong Festival
Magic or mayhem depending on your cup of Thai iced tea, Chiang Mai’s Loy Krathong or Yee Ping Festival is quite possibly one of the most visually stunning events in Thailand, attracting many visitors and tourists every year.Read More
10 Useful Sites for Chiang Mai
Welcome to Chiang Mai. Congratulations. You are either here and doing the research or getting ready to be here and doing the research. Either way. Good on you. Here’s some help. 1. Chiang Mai Mail, CM’s first English language newspaper. I learned about the city’s experiment to make Niminhaemin a one-way through CM Mail. Overall…Read More
Where to Songkran in Chiang Mai
I was getting ready to post an article I had written for this weekend, when I got caught up in the latest news about 2556 Songkran. For example, Bangkok Post on Chiang Mai being a top place for Songkran revelers, and how the Chinese are making up about 55% of the tourists. OMG! The post…Read More
What are Chiang Mai apartments like?
Living spaces in Thailand are so different that the US. Sometimes I peek into apartments and wonder how much space people need in order to feel happy. Apartments in Thailand, well, let’s talk about Chiang Mai since this is where I live, are tiny in comparison to the luxuriousness of the United States.Read More
The best croissants in Chiang Mai
Oiy and her French husband(!) Nico live in my neighborhood & deliver to us lucky residents, fresh from the oven baked goods! (Update: 2016, they no longer do this, but instead it is well known in the expat community that they host a Saturday morning bread sale and coffee time at their home in Suan…Read More
Daytrips + things to do around Chiang Mai
Normally this is not the kind of stuff I write about, but there seems to be a lack of this kind of information. Which surprises me since Thailand is supposed to be a cliche. So where is all the information about traveling in country? Most likely buried deep under the archives of How to Tell…Read More
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