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Khao Soi noodle soup curry

Where to eat the best Khao Soi in Chiang Mai is a very touchy question. It will arouse the same kind of argument as for or against pineapple on a pizza. We all have our favourite places. And there is nothing better than a homemade Khao Soi! What is Khao Soi? First, what is khao soi? It is a curry-based, soup noodle with both fresh and dry, crunchy noodles and a main… Read More

Did you ever wonder what it looks like beyond Wat Doi Suthep? If you go a little bit higher up on the mountain you will pass Bhuping palace and then enter the smaller road leading to Doi Pui. I have considered doing some camping in Doi Pui for over ten years. But so far we have just gone there for sakura watching. The drive up to Doi Pui So, finally, we decided… Read More

Kan Vela handcrafted chocolate is just a stone’s throw away from Nimmanhemin road. This award chocolate producer seems to be increasing in popularity. We figured Christmas Evening would be a great idea to go and get some delicious chocolate and we were not the only ones there. This is somewhat a chocolate haven in Chiang Mai and I love the beauty of their handcrafted pieces of chocolate. Just like small pieces of… Read More

Nowadays there are so many nice restaurants and cafés with play areas in Chiang Mai. It is almost impossible to keep track of all of them. Chamcha fits the description also. Just recently we went there for a birthday party. They have upgraded their play area with a huge trampoline, and there is a section where you can play in the sand. The coffee station is as good as anywhere else and… Read More

Camping in Doi Bo Luang reminds me of late summer in the Swedish forest.

A visit to Wat Phra That Doi Kham in the morning is a fun activity for the whole family. It is a good exercise combined with great views and culture.

Nowadays, Chiang Mai is just a two hour direct flight to Phuket or Krabi and you can be on the beach. But it is not entirely true that we don’t have any beaches in Chiang Mai. Since February this year there is a place called Chiang Mai river beach. On Google maps they claim to be a coffee shop but there is more to it. The Mae Nam Ping(river) is not that… Read More

Perfect hidden gem in Hang Dong. Thai architects call it a masterpiece of Lanna. Wat Ton Kwen built in 1857 has beautiful wooden structures and impressive glass mosaic details.