Hello again, Chiang Mai. Instead of flying to Hong Kong like we planned, Lili and I decided to head back to the Elephant Kingdom a few days early.
I left it up to Lili since she had never seen Chiang Mai. She made the right choice :O) and we flew to my favorite city in Thailand. I was excited to show Lili the part of Thailand I had fallen in love with. She had seen Bangkok and Koh Samui but Chiang Mai and the north is an entirely different playing ground.
It was even sort of foreign to me since it’s been over a month since I was last up there. It’s now the rainy season in Thailand, which means it’s not only extremely hot but it’s also the time when the north sees very little tourists. Even with the looming Songkran Festival, the streets of Chiang Mai were surprisingly quieter than I had been used to. It just gave me another reason to enjoy the city even more.
I showed Lili my favorite spots, like Dada Kafe and Taste from Heaven. We took the 1-day Golden Triangle tour and enjoyed the Thai food we had already begun to miss! Of course, we got Thai massages too. And we also met up with Nun, Jerry and their son since they recently moved to Chiang Mai. I forgot how much I really did enjoy Thailand- the food, the places, the people- and I was glad to share this happy place with Lil. It was the prefect way to end our trip, and hopefully now Lili sees the brighter side of Thailand like I do. Bangkok & Koh Samui aren’t exactly love material like Chiang Mai is.
I’ve been having some fun with Instagram ^ I wish I had discovered it sooner!
It’s back to Bangkok for one more night, and I have a special surprise for Lil! You’ll all find out soon enough too!