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 →

Cat Café vs. Dog Café: Chiang Mai

Whether you’re a cat person, or a dog person, there’s a café for you in Chiang Mai.  I go either way, so I tried out both. I’ve long dreamed of going to a dog or cat café.  I pictured myself being adored by affectionate furry critters vying for my attention while sipping coffee and generally... Continue Reading →

Yakult and Thailand Trots: The Experiment

There’s some wisdom that suggests that drinking a Yakult a day will prevent Bali Belly, Thailand Trots, Dehli Belly, Peru Poos and even the Dakar Dash.  In the spirit of Timothy Leary, I have undertaken an experiment to test this wisdom. Since arriving in Thailand I’ve experience intermittent stomach problems.  A favourite restaurant was determined... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai Nightlife

Imagine you are in a Thai night market with rows of food stalls forming small streets, each offering a different specialty.  Now imagine that instead of food stalls, it’s open venues/ bars, each offering a different style of music from techno, blues, rock and reggae.  Welcome to Zoe in Yellow in Old Chiang Mai city.... Continue Reading →

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