When planning our year of nomadic life in Southeast Asia, we knew we would want a couple of locations to stop for a few months. At least we know our limits and style of travel and realize that we don’t do well when we move fast or nonstop. We preselected 2 locations to spend 3-4 months each, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Penang, Malaysia. We selected these locations based on loads of research as well as reading about the experiences of many other travelers. Most of which weren’t family travelers, so that left a little to our imagination. This should help the family travelers!
This is a thorough guide of what things to do in Chiang Mai with kids! During our 3 months living in Chiang Mai with kids (10& 12 yrs), we made sure we took advantage of all that the city had to offer a family. We found that things are well documented for singles and couples, but there just wasn’t much on the internet for families. So if you are looking for short-term apartment rentals Chiang Mai, places to eat in Chiang Mai or Things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, then you will love our What to do in Chiang Mai guide. Continue reading
Exploring northern Thailand together as a family can be a culturally enriching experience for kids and adults. Most of the tourist highlights and adventure activities for kids can be found in and around Chiang Mai city, but for a more authentic and cultural experience, you’ll need to venture further out into the countryside. This is where the real northern Thailand is.
We are going to mix things up a bit this time and share our Laos and Thailand trip costs with you in a different way. We usually go by calendar month, so I will share that info with you. I also think there is some use to viewing the expenses within one country as well, so I will add that too.
There is one thing we have noticed the more we travel, we love making new friends. We lived in North Carolina for 12 years and had a handful of people who weren’t just the work or neighbor friends, but good long-lasting friends. In some cases it took many years to slowly cultivate those friendships. Then we moved to Spain and in no time we made those same deep friendships. In some cases we felt even deeper connections with the friends we made in the 2 years we were there. What we didn’t know was that we could make even more friends in just a few months in Chiang Mai. Continue reading
The food options in the Nimman area are endless, but we just want to share our favorite places to eat in Chiang Mai with you. Much of what we have listed is in the Nimman area, as that is where we lived for 3 months.
Another month has passed for us in Chiang Mai and it is time to share the numbers with you!
We have done our share of sunrise/sunset pics over the years. It has been awhile since we’ve done one, so Lars and I figured it was time to grab a picture of the Chiang Mai Sunrise during our last week in Chiang Mai.
I thought I would provide you with a list showing the cost of everyday things around Chiang Mai. The list is a bit random, but I wanted to cover as much as I could for you. If there is anything you are curious about, and it isn’t covered below, ask now. I will do my best to figure out the price for you.