Chiang Mai is a nice town, full of touristy infrastructure, in Northern Thailand. There is a lot to see and do here for the average tourist, including lots of cultural and nature things, and several interesting ways to get killed, I suppose.
Most of those things I didn’t do.
– see temples. After the severe Wat overload encountered on the way here, I was somewhat unresponsive regarding all the wonderful temples situated in the old city and around it.
– see and experience Elephants. Those might be fascinating animals, but for some reason I am not completely fascinated by the chance of encountering them, bathe with them, be stomped to death by them (interesting way to get killed #1), or buying all kinds of novelty merchandise made out of Elephant poop. (They will sell anything to tourists.)
– ride a bicycle in the midst of typical SE Asian traffic (interesting way to get killed #2)
– go jump from cliffs, climb waterfalls, do a bungee jump (all interesting ways…)
So what’s left to do if you’re stuck in Chiang Mai for a few hot days?
Well, Eating and drinking, of course.
And finding places to do it in style, like the FACES restaurant with its collection of clay art everywhere:
Flirting with baby cats.
Shopping for silks and sequins and buying clothes I probably won’t wear at home. NO Elephant print harem trousers! Hate them!
Visiting the Sunday night market.
Right then I turned strictly vegan for about two minutes 😉