Monday, June 9, 2008

Chiang Mai - Rose of the North

Just came back from a nice break in Chiang Mai. I went with not much of expectations but a break that closer to home but yet not too hot. We did Chiang Mai in 5 days and 4 nights - just right we thought. Took Air Asia and the flight was just about 2 hours and we checked into Holiday Inn. Haha the Platinum Card proved to be a great advantage as they upgraded us to a lovely suite again. Jacuzzi - every night ????

We took a took-took to the city ( the old part) not much of an old city really apart from some walls and wats and more wats. Surprisingly for me , loads of Western influence in this town like Starbucks, pubs, bistros, etc until we came to the center of it all - the The Three King Monument, the Wats, the street stalls with its exotic insects and hairy herb or whatever it is...

Not too much traffic , just enough shopping, great eateries, very affordable massage and loads of adventure - quite a nice change really

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