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Chiang Mai Trips

Day trips from Chiang Mai, Thailand and things to do in Chiang Mai and the surrounding countryside. We used to love exploring the area at weekends whilst we lived in Chiang Mai. Read about some of our experiences here.

Video: Celebration of Loi Krathong in Sukhothai

This video shows the spectacular celebration of Loi Krathong in Sukhothai Historical Park in 2007. According to tradition, Loi Krathong originated in Sukhothai, the first Thai capital about 700 years ago. It is therefore fitting that Thais hold this memorable festival in the atmospheric ruins of the ancient city. Highlights include displays of lighted candles […]


Wat Umong: Chiang Mai’s No. 1 temple

Last week (with my departure from Chiang Mai imminent) I made one last pilgrimage to my favourite temple in Chiang Mai – Wat Umong. Set in the jungle, nestled at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain a couple of kilometres to the West of Chiang Mai’s old city, it has a certain air of mystery […]


Podcast: Oil massage course in Chiang Mai

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] In Tina’s last week in Chiang Mai, we went to Sabai De Ka Thai Massage to do a one day oil massage course with a lovely Thai lady called Kloy. We had a really memorable day and wouldn’t […]


Podcast: Meditation retreat with Wat Suan Dok

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Tina and I have just returned from the meditation retreat organised by the Wat Suan Dok Monk Chat program in Chiang Mai. The retreat groups depart from Wat Suan Dok at about 2pm every Tuesday. You can listen […]


Podcast: Pai – heaven or hell?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] I’ve been putting off writing this post and editing the associated podcast for a while now, because I have such mixed feelings about Pai I simply didn’t know where to begin! You can hear the podcast by clicking […]


Video: “Care for Dogs”, Chiang Mai

Street dogs are probably the most common sight in Thailand (and other developing countries). Whether you travel to Chiang Mai as a tourist or live here, it is impossible to overlook the street dogs. When I first arrived in Thailand, I was shocked to see so many dogs, some in terrible condition and I always […]


Podcast: Care for Dogs, Chiang Mai

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Care for Dogs is an animal welfare organisation based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Listen to an interview with Karin Hawelka, one of the Care for Dogs founders by clicking the play button above. Care for Dogs was set […]



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