When researching our options to travel from Chiang Mai to northern Laos, there were a few options to choose from. We could take the 22+ hour bus journey (14 hour bus to Vientiane, Laos, transfer and then hop on another bus for 8 hours to Luang Prabang). We could fly or we could do the bus and boat combo. Each option came with its pros and cons, but much thought went into what was best for our family. Oh and don’t forget, for this portion of our journey, my 72-year-old mom is moving along with us. Continue reading
From the moment we walked in the door, we felt like family. We were greeted with hugs and fresh juice for all. We noticed our names up on the chalkboard in the dining area and just loved that extra touch. Ms. Toto really showed how much she cared about her guests and the staff was just wonderful too!
No matter where you go in Chiang Mai, you will see people eating food on a stick. It is amazing what is available to you and how much can be eaten from a stick. I will be the first to admit, we don’t know what most of this food is. Nope, we haven’t ventured too far off the familiar path and tasted much of it either. So let’s take a look at what you will find in Chiang mai on a stick.
It was time to take care of a little more family maintenance in Chiang Mai and this time it was for the eyes. Lars wears glasses, so we knew we would need to get his eyes checked while we were in Chiang Mai. Just about anywhere you are in the city, you can find an optometrist. Between your teeth and your eyes, you should be sitting pretty in this city.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our tour on the Scorpion Tailed River Cruise in Chiang Mai. We met a very nice couple, Carolann and Macrae. It was fun hanging out with them. Not only did we go on a cruise, we went to a secret garden. I really liked the garden and the guide had all sorts of great info for us to learn. In my video, I share some of what I learned with you.