Last Day in Chiang Mai

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Kao Soi Soup

You know I really did like Chiang Mai and I know that if I was staying in a different hostel I would have enjoyed my time more.  But, at the time I just wanted to go to Pai, where I hoped things would be better.

And even though I was starting to feel ill on my last day I still went out, as I really didn’t want to be at the hostel with my ever-present and obnoxious hostel mates.  They were quite terrible actually, they made fun of the new German guests who seemed like perfectly decent guys.  I couldn’t wait to get away!

After visiting all of the temples I just walked along the wall and  through the center, exploring parts of Chiang Mai I hadn’t seen yet.  I also ate the famous Kao Soi soup, the Curry Noodle soup that Chiang Mai is known for.  It was amazing, spicy, full of flavour and the crunchy noodles added a delicious texture!

Strolling in Chiang Mai

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On my last day I walked through the smaller streets and roads and I had previously ignored.  I found some lovely streets full of hostels, backpackers, cafes and a book store called The Lost Book Used Book Store.  I had an impressive collection of foreign language books and I bought one about the teachings of Buddhism as by this point in my trip I had become touched by the spirituality around me and wanted to learn more.

Graffiti of Chiang Mai

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If you’ve been reading my blog you know I love Graffiti.  To me it is a legitimate art form that we get to enjoy on our streets. Chiang Mai had some interesting and very unique graffiti.

Kao Soi Soup at Mae Pa Sri

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Mae Pa Sri is a must visit

If you can find Mae Pa Sri I recommend you do.  Chiang Mai has a lot of restaurants and the pricey, larger operations are located along the main roads.  If you want something authentic, a bit cheaper and family run head to a place like Mae Pa Sri.  It will not disappoint!  When I was there I was surprised that more people weren’t there enjoying the delicious food they had.  I had the Kao Soi Soup and a Banna Spring Roll for desert.

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Architecture of the old center of Chiang Mai

I don’t remember how much longer I walked around but I eventually got tiered.  Although the Kao Soi Soup had helped to give me some energy in the early evening I got tiered and headed back to the hostel to get some sleep, as I was getting up early the next day to head to Pai! A place everyone told me was amazing.

Next Up. Pai Thailand! 

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2 thoughts on “Last Day in Chiang Mai

  1. Dave says:

    I traveled to Thailand earlier this month and Chiang Mai was definitely my favorite by far. I miss Chiang Mai so much. Thanks for sharing.

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