A good way to use a sunday in Chiang Mai is to raily some friends early in the morning, and best situation is if this friends are new to the area and are not familiar to Buddhist traditions. And for this part bring them to westeren part of Huay kaew Rd., just outside the university area, buy some small food offerings, and offer it to the many monks the roam the streets in the early morning. This is a 100 % uniqe experince – and this have to be done in Chiang Mai.
After that wonderful morning blessing, we went for at good coffe in Caffe Mong Pearl, and then as we like to do with all our good guest, we bring them see the wonderful view to Doi Supthep from our apt on 9th floor. We have to admit it – we do have one of the best view in hole Chiang Mai – and we do live in one of the most charming condos in Northern Thailand
This morning was so wonderful as a nice frech morning in the rainyseason can be, so we took a small walk to see the famouse boxing club i Chang Kiang, and ofcouse visist Wat Chang Kiang after that, where we got a nice present from the monks..:)
After Chiang Mai is world famouse for its fantastic handycarft, them ofcouse we also visist San Kamphaeng handy craft centere….
And after a super good local, and very cheap lunch, we went to San Kamphaeng Hotspring, where we realy got our feets in the hotwater…:) A absolutly perfect way to spend a sunday in Chiang Mai….:)
Monks on Huay Kaew Rd, Chiang Mai
The famouse Boxing Club Chiang Kaing
Chiang Mai Handycraft
Chiang Mai Handycraft
After a wonderful Loy Krathong in end of november, we where ready for the good and long month of december, where we really had time to enjoy life and each other.
We where so lucky to start december with visit from Odense, Denmark, a good chance for us to go trekking to Chiang Dao, 80 km north of Chiang Mai. Before we did so, we join many Thai people in the celebration of HM King of Thailand 85th Birthday on 5th December. It was truly a proud day for Thailand…:) To stand with the candlelight and you know that milions ( beside the 100s of people next to you ) of people in the country is doing the same thing….is just a fantastic feeling…..:)
On one of the most beautiful mornings on 7th December we set out to the starting point, Chiang Dao Nest, a wonderful lay back resort surrounded by mountains. after a very warm welcomes af the host, we drive around 30 minutes to the starting point. The weather was absolutely perfect! completely blue sky and not to hot. That clear sky gave one of the very fantastic experience, when we, in the evening, sit and look at the stars – and we saw the satellites running full speed over the sky – but I was the only one that saw a shooting star..:) It was a great moment..! It almost got beat by having breakfast in the shade of the most wonderful mountains and enjoying the morning fog come up from the downhill fields…:) It just make the local grown coffee taste even better….:)
we did trekking for 2 days, and visit Lasu and Hmong hilltribe people, and add the fantastic nature, good company, then this was just a fantastic combination.
The next big thing for us in December is today,, the 15th December…:) Patarathorn and I have been together for 8 years, and that is a very special time for us. We have a lot of good time and some bad time – but we will always be together…:) It is simply the only right thing for us ..:)
And as more plus add, we have wonderful friends that help to arrange a nice evening for us in their cafe – Mong Pearl Cafe in Chiang Mai…:)
So a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you and remember that we are all creating our own life…..:) for the most basic part anyway….:)
NAP ( nimmamhaemin art & design promenade ) is a very nice event every December in Chiang Mai, north Thailand, and this year it was the 12 of it kinds. Chiang Mai is well know for its wonderful handicraft og it’s harmonists design.
Chiang Mai have many good places for shopping, walking street, where the locals mounties people come down and sell there stuff to Kad suan kaew and airport plaza, which it the 2 biggest power shoppings center.
NAP gives a good change for the more modern artist to show what he or she can do. The market is always in the first week in December. In the art you will find a mix of etnisk Mon, Chinese and Thai.
After some good shopping, ore just a look, then Nimmamhaemin road haves a lot of good cafes and restaurants that offer you every thing from traditional Thai food, salat bars and pizza. We ended up in 8 inc pizza on soi 13, and we will be back for more