Chiang Mai Supermarkets

An essential element of Cool Footing in a new location is learning how to source food.  Anyone who has lived in another world will tell you that adventuring to a new supermarket can be a daunting experience.  Suddenly you are illiterate and must rely on pictures and guess work. You won’t find large supermarkets you’d... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai Night Safari

While it can’t be said the Night Safari is on the ‘avoid’ list, it creates mixed emotions. The Safari grounds include zoo like enclosures around the main buildings in which some big cats: lions, leopards and tigers are housed in small spaces.  However, the actual safari grounds provide large, natural spaces in which the animal... Continue Reading →

Lampang: Off the Tourist Track

It has been said that Lampang is the last paradise in Thailand.  It is a 2-hour train journey south-east of Chiang Mai and far from the tourist track, so it may keep this title for a little while yet.   Although it is the third largest town in Northern Thailand, it is considerably sleepier than the... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2019

Each year during the first few days of February, Chiang Mai bursts into bloom with the Flower Festival.  The Festival celebrates both Chiang Mai, known as the ‘Rose of the North’ and the importance of flowers in the local and religious culture. Flowers play an important ceremonial role in prayer offerings and, similar to the... Continue Reading →

Art in Paradise: Wow!

Art in Paradise, the 3D and augmented reality art museum, is one of the must-see activities for the whole family, from granddad to little tots, even surly teens. As you move through the two floors of optical illusions you won’t be able to say ‘wow’ many times over.  Not only are art works brilliantly effective,... Continue Reading →

5 Best Value Restaurants in Chiang Mai

After extensive, selfless research throughout the Nimman area and Old City areas of Chaing Mai I can bring you the five best value restaurants list.  These places offer an experience, value for money and wonderful food.  When you have had enough of cooking in your condo, or eating at markets, it’s nice to treat yourself... Continue Reading →

Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That at Doi Suthep is striking, despite what was said in this previous article, 3 Tourist Sights to Avoid in Chiang Mai Here is a photo essay of its highlights.

3 Tourist Sights to Avoid in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has an abundance of fun and interesting things to do, but that is a whole other article.  Like anywhere it also has a few tourist ‘attractions’ that you’d be well advised not to bother with, these are their stories.  Doi Suthep The problem with Doi Suthep is not the temple but leaving.  Doi... Continue Reading →

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