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How to Buy Clothes in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai by Rees Chamberlain

Whether you did not bring the right clothes to look like a teacher, one of your shirts got torn, or you just want to go shopping, this is your guide on where and how to buy clothes in Chiang Mai. There are a lot of options, based around your preferences, tastes, and the depths of your pockets. Chiang Mai is a big city and can provide for whatever you want, you just have to look in the right places.

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Thailand on a Plate

In City Life | Chiang Mai, City Life | Krabi, Culture | Chiang Mai, Culture | Krabi, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

One of everyone’s favourite parts of living in or visiting Thailand has got to be the deliciously spicy food and wide range of tropical fruits that you get to enjoy on a daily basis.  Thai cooking is simple and healthful, with spices adding unexpected zest to the most unassuming ingredients.  Vegetarian dishes are commonplace and presented in a tongue-twisting array of flavour combinations, with ample doses of fish, pork and chicken making an appearance too. Some of the most popular Thai dishes have made their way over to the West, but none of these can compare to an authentic Thai meal, prepared while you wait, by real Thai people. One …

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All Aboard for Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

Travellers Choice magazine has awarded Chiang Mai a top five position in the ‘best destinations’ category for Thailand, ranking this large and welcoming city as one of the most popular places to be according to TripAdvisor travellers. Known as the friendliest city in the ‘land of smiles’, Chiang Mai is well equipped to wow the crowds, with an abundance of classy accommodation, trendy nightspots, charming natural sites, glorious spas and adventure activities to enjoy.   Accommodation in Chiang Mai is available at rates far lower than in Bangkok and for this reason, it is accessible to backpackers as well as the more sophisticated traveller. From the centre of the city …

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What to do in Chiang Mai – Day or Night

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

With its gorgeous natural attractions, laid-back atmosphere, and inexpensive prices, Chiang Mai is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist spots worldwide.  There are so many things to do at any time of the day in this little city, that by the time we have exhausted the list, I am quite sure that something new would have sprung up somewhere. While it may not feature the bright lights or big city brand of entertainment, Chiang Mai has a bustling nightlife with loads of live music venues featuring jazz, rock and classic blues tunes. For those who prefer good music to thumping beats, settling in with a few cool drinks …

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The Living is Easy in Thailand

In City Life | Chiang Mai, City Life | Krabi, Culture | Chiang Mai, Culture | Krabi, Teacher Lifestyle, Uncategorized by pat mcnaughton

Thailand is a fantastic destination for the penny-pinching traveller and teaching has got to be the perfect vocation. Teaching English in Thailand is easy after taking the Premium TEFL course offered by EntrustTEFL, which sets you up with everything you need to succeed. It also leaves you with enough time and resources to enjoy a high quality life and still save for further travels. The cost of living in Thailand, particularly in the smaller centres, is amazingly low when compared to America and other western countries. For example the average Consumer price index in Thailand is 45.79 compared to a CPI of 77.48 in the US.  This basically means that …

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Outskirts of Chiang Mai City

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

Huay Tung Thao Huay Tung Thao is a local reservoir at the base of Doi Suthep and is not too far out from town. This is a great place to wine down, relax, eat great food and enjoy the lake by stunning mountain views on lake huts by the water. There are also other adventurous activities to do there like jungle ziplining, ATV, mountain biking, dirt biking, swimming and boat paddling. Once a year there is a reggae and ska music festival called “Smile Party” by the lake, which attracts many Thais and tourists all over Thailand. Doi Inthanon About an hour and a half drive south of Chiang Mai …

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Huay Kaew Road | Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

Huay Kaew Road is the primary road leading out of Chiang Mai into Doi Suthep Mountain. The road is home to many great stops along the way, these are the ones we recommend. Nimmanhaemin Road Away from the more touristy areas of Chiang Mai and just off Huay Kaew Road,Nimman is located near Chiang Mai University which is a popular hipster destination for Thai university students and expatriates alike. During the day, Nimman has some great coffee shops, bistros, restaurants, local shops, a shopping mall and relaxing places to hang out. At night Nimman lights up and is alive with some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants in town, …

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Nightlife in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

The Old City & Other Chiang Mai Nightlife Hot-Spots Even though Chiang Mai became famous for its noble and culturally significant history the city is also home to an upbeat and fast paced nightlife. Chiang Mai’s unique layout makes the city ideal for travelers. Over the years Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modernized city and boasts a wide range of upmarket restaurants, great Thai food and quite notably many clubs and great bars. From Zoe in Yellow (where all the tourists are) to Monkey Club, warm up and JJ Market one thing is for sure,you can party hard in Chiang Mai. Though it’s not quite as wild as Patpong …

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Chiang Mai Attractions | Things to do in “The Rose of the North”

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

Chiang Mai, the second biggest city in Thailand,  it is definitely one of the most interesting and diverse places to visit. What makes it so special is that it caters to a wide variety of tastes, offering attractions for everyone. When it comes to Temples and beautiful landscapes and various other attractions Chiang Mai is one of the richest cities. Whether you want jungles, waterfalls, elephant trekking, mountains or orchids, Chiang Mai will deliver. Apart from the usual elephant trekking, visiting temples and doing some jungle trekking, we suggest you also visit the following places while you’re here. Chiang Mai Attractions | Places to See | Things to Do There …

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Thailand in October

In City Life | Chiang Mai, City Life | Krabi, Culture | Chiang Mai, Culture | Krabi by pat mcnaughton

Thailand is a beautiful place year round. In October the Northern and Central parts of Thailand begin to retract from the rainy seasons and places like Chiang Mai and Pai are particularly beautiful, cool and uncrowded. The Autumn equinox takes place in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the end of September. This year the equinox fell on September 22, 2016 – as of that day, days and nights are approximately the same length of time, rather then nights being longer then days or vise versa. Contrary to popular belief, equinoxes are not day-long events, even though many cultures choose to celebrate it as such. Instead, they occur at the exact moment …