Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai and the teleporting frog

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As I write this, I’m in our kitchen in Chiang Mai – our full kitchen complete with table for four, 2 burner [camping] stove, cabinets, fridge, even a kitchen sink…and a magical frog. The frog is magical because he has teleporting abilities or is in league with about 10 others. We’ve been here for one […]

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Tips for the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival

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The Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai is an incredible event attended by thousands of people and an absolute must see. Having experienced it, here’s a few tips to help with your expectations and hopefully allow for the best possible experience. 1. Get there early. To get to the field, you will pass tons […]

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Yi Peng Lantern Festival, worth the wait

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The lantern festival was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life. I do not write that lightly. The image of seeing so many lanterns take flight in a single moment had a profound effect on me that put tears in my eyes and choked my throat. I cannot recommend this […]

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Wat Chedi Luang: huge pagoda and distracting trees

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We are in Chiang Mai and thoroughly enjoying the blue skies and low smog. The days are still a bit warm (read: hot!) and we notice it, as we are exploring the city, with a serious collection of Wats. James is not always as enthralled with Wats but these have been so incredible that he’s been […]

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