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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Chiang Mai, Thailand - Jan 2018

Yearly trip begun with the land of smile, up north at the city of Chiang Mai. There are so many things to explore, be it food, coffee, arts, massage, shopping and even do nothing.

It was unfortunate, our flight was delayed at least two hours that afternoon. It wasn't comfortable to wait at KLIA2. It's a budget/low cost airport, yes I acknowledge. It was our first trip with little nephew too. Pleased that he behave well.

While waiting...

Late afternoon sun
After placing our luggage and check in. We headed out immediately, for dinner as well as night market trip.

Dinner - Mr. Kai Restaurant

KhaoSoi - it's a must
Shopping and Wondering - Wualai Saturday Nightmarket

Pork rice - Packed for supper

Our stay of 2 nights - BB Mantra Boutique and Budget

Breakfast (included with stay) by the pool
Street art near our stay

 Coffee pit stop #1 - Art Cafe
Nice Piccolo -  just beside our stay
Tourist place - Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Not our first visit here. Be a tourist once more.

Coffee pit stop #2 - Graph Café

Famous for cold brew, but I grabbed a latte to go instead. Pricey.

Lunch after 1/2 day tour with Yoyo - Huen Phen

Nice local patron restaurant. Though it may need a wait. We ordered our standard checklist dish - Khao Soi (curry noodle, two styled noodle). Tried the local pork sausage, blends well with a mug of local beer, especially on a hot afternoon. Yummy




Pork Sausage

On the way... spelling mistake?
Massage, is a must - Lila Thai Massage 5th

It wasn't a good timing for me. Yet, I still enjoyed my foot massage.

Massage center's deco
Street foods, before we head to another hotel - Wat Phan-Ohn

It's on Sunday night market. We had KhaoSoi (again, but no picture). On the day, we grabbed out lunch with any available food we could get there. Pork noodle was awesome.

pork noodle
Stay #2 - The Loft Room Hotel

We had a double king sized bed room. The kid enjoyed. Nice budget hotel with setup, it was spacious too.
Common area outside our room
Included breakfast of our stay

Coffee pit stop #3 - Ristr8to Lab

Very nice alchoholic coffee served here.

Love the alchohol coffee
Coffee pit stop #4 - Nine One Coffee

Another nice cafe just 1 street away from our stay. But we took almost 1KM walk because google map went crazy.

Last Khao Soi - Khao Soy Nimman

This wasn't too good. The sausage and noodle seems machine made.

Bye Chiang Mai
Till we meet again.