Love at First Bite Chiang Mai
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Love at First Bite, Chiang Mai

Do you believe in love at the first bite? I think you should, as it does exist.

We went here last December, just a couple of days before we left Chiang Mai. And we clearly understand what the fuss is all about.

Before we got to Chiang Mai, I did a little research about where to have nice desserts there (because, I just had to!). This place came up a couple of times and I read a lot of good reviews about it on TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Facebook, and even on some random site.

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Gai Yang Chiang Mai
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Must Try Food in Chiang Mai : Gai Yang

A month has passed after my visit to Chiang Mai last year, and now, I can’t deny the fact that I kinda miss it.

It feels like yesterday when I hopped from one coffee shop to another, having a cheap tasty lunch in between, visiting the night market on weekend.

I kinda miss it, you know. I miss the small-but-not-too-small city, I miss the chilly atmosphere, I miss the cheap food, I miss the friendly locals that kept me smiling all day, I miss walking around wearing short pants without getting any cat calls. Damn, I miss Chiang Mai!

One food that I kept on eating while I was there is Gai Yang. At a glance, it looks just like a normal grilled chicken you usually find, which is probably true. But, there’s something about it that makes it so addictive. I don’t know what, maybe it’s just its charm? You’ll see.
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Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand, Tips & Tutorial

How I Lived and Worked in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a Month

A lot of people have been asking me: “What did you do in Chiang Mai?” “Are you on holiday or what? Why does it take so long?” and blah blah blah.

Well, the truth is,

Yes, I was on a holiday, but no, not that kind of holiday where you have all the time in the world to explore the new place without having anything to do or anything to think about. I don’t have the luxury to spend my own money on a one month holiday, just yet. And I don’t like a short 3 to 7 days kind of holiday either. That kind of short trip might get more expensive because of the flight ticket and stuff and I didn’t want to waste my money only for a week of tiring holiday. Why should I, right? Plus, there is no way I could leave my work for a week, either.

But I could, of course, work 5 days a week in a different place, different country, and travel around the city on the weekend (and weekday nights). So it sounds like a pretty good deal to me.    Baca lebih lanjut

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Roll Me Bakery Chiang Mai
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Roll Me Bakery : Cafe in Chiang Mai

Last month has been marvellous, I should say. Our (almost) one month stay in Chiang Mai was anything but stressful. I can see why there are a lot of Digital Nomads staying in that small city – It’s hassle free, it offers a lot of cheap amazing food, the internet connection is mostly reliable and fast as well, compared to what we usually get in Indonesia – it’s twice as fast I think. And as a result, we spent way much time focusing on our work, rather than wasting our energy on the bad traffic and any other small things that bother us, every single day.

We don’t need to wait for lunch time just to have our lunch. We eat when we feel hungry. We can easily get several cup of good coffee everyday, instead of those crappy coffee available in the office. In short, we got a much much better quality of life. It’s just… incredible.

So anyway, one of our favourite place to work here in Chiang Mai is in Roll Me Bakery. Susan and Adam from pergidulu.com once took us here, said this place is one of their favourite working space as it is very quiet and it has the right table and stuffs.

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Chiang Mai Night Market
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Chiang Mai Night Market

If you’re like me and you enjoy walking around the street while eating some light bite snacks before you buy another one, chances are, you’ll love Chiang Mai Night Market as much as I do.

 

I have to admit that I was a little bit sceptical about the night market as it sounds a lot like Bandung Night Market (sorry, pals! It just doesn’t work for my taste). As far as I remembered, Bandung Night Market has too many people inside, too many garbages as well, and not to mention, crappy food. So I thought, Chiang Mai night market would be just as similar. I couldn’t imagine it being any better.

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Chiang Mai Travel Blog
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Postcards from Chiang Mai

Sawatde Kha from Chiang Mai!

 

Just a quick update. It has been a marvellous weeks for us and I can’t believe *well, I REFUSE TO BELIEVE* that we’re going home real soon. *sad*

 

Chiang Mai is incredibly nice and very suitable for people who works remotely, or as they said, Digital Nomads. True, there are a lot of Digital Nomads out here as there are a lot of cafes serving good coffee with good fair price. You just have to find the one that suits you. You know, the one with the perfect ambience, the perfect height of table, the perfect music, the perfect everything. It’s important. And it’s sooo easy to find one. We ended up having some of our favourites!

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Khao Soi at KaoSoi13 Chiang Mia
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Where to Eat Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

I’m pretty sure I’ve never been addicted to a certain food before. But Khao Soi is a rare exception. This very simple dish from Northern Thailand got me right from my very first sip.

If you’re not familiar with this dish, which is normal, you might wanna know what this dish is actually made of before I start with my list of amazing Khao Soi from around Chiang Mai. Well, it’s basically yellow egg noodle, with rich coconut curry soup, some meat (beef, chicken, or pork), and crispy noodle on top. Very rich that you always end up craving for more.

I’ve spent my days eating Khao Soi from place to place during my stay in Chiang Mai and I think it will be cool if I could share my favorite Khao Soi around Chiang Mai. And who knows, maybe you guys have another option I haven’t tried yet? Just let me know!

So here we go. My 9 favourite Khao Soi in Chiang Mai. Enjoy!

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Catmosphere Chiang Mai
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

CATMOSPHERE : Cat Cafe in Chiang Mai

When Susan told me that we were going to a cat cafe on Saturday, I was like : “REALLY? YAY!”
You know, this made my second time visiting a cat cafe after my first one in Singapore. And I found this much much more fun than before. The cats here are somehow more active and playful. They’re not acting sleepy or whatsoever. And they are very sensitive to sound too, especially the sound of toys. That makes playing with cats so much fun.

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