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Could Chiang Mai become Asia’s next Luxury destination?

Bangkok’s sleepy sister, Chiang Mai, is known more for its 300 0dd temples, cool temperatures, hilltribes and friendly pace of life, than for its high end luxury hotels. Thai’s from all over visit Chiang Mai to escape stress and the busy pace of life, preferring to relax, eat and explore the hip Nimmanhaemin area. And while Chiang Mai is a great place to visit, few would argue that it is a luxury destination. In fact Chiang Mai is often touted for its cheapness rather than hefty price tags, which is…

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Thailand Travel Tips for the North

I just received a question via facebook asking me about some cool travel spots in the North. Good question I thought and instead of replying on facebook I simply come up with this article (which I will send to the person who asked the question of course ;-) ). Let’s go. Traveling the North of Thailand. Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is probably the most obivous choice – but that doesn’t come from nowhere. The “Rose of the North” got that name for a reason and you’re about to find out…

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3 Years In Thailand. Yearly Thailand Review

Another year, another review (2 year review). Once a year I’m reviewing my life, work and everything related that happened to me in the Land Of Smile. As always the review will be divided into Living, Traveling and Teaching/Working. Since I am nice (yes, really. sometimes) and realize that most people come here for the travel part, let’s start with that one. What have I done this past year, where have I been? To be quite frank, I didn’t see to many completely new places – that doesn’t mean I…

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Thailand review by a backpacker newbie

My, then 17 year old little sister, came to Thailand for the first time ever. To become a backpacker. For the first time ever. Here is her experience.    Meanwhile more than one month ago, I visited my brother Sascha in Thailand. It was my first time in this country, so I experienced a lot of different and interesting stuff I’ve never seen before. I started my journey right after my prom night on July 5, starting at Frankfurt Airport, having a stop in Dubai and finally arriving in Bangkok….

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Guesthouse Review: Your House 2 Guesthouse Chiang Mai

During another pretty cool stay in Chiang Mai I tested another budget guesthouse. I usually never spend much at ‘home’ when I’m in Chiang Mai so budget is the way to go – at least for me. This time I was there with my little sis so we went for a twin room. Here’s the review of Your House 2 Guesthouse Chiang Mai. Atmosphere: They’ve got 3 houses there. Your House 1, Your House 2, Your House 3. Your House 2 is by far the one that looks the most…

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Chiang Mai – New Year’s Party & Mountain Camping

After suffering from food poisoning during last year’s new year’s eve in Chiang Mai I decided to give it another try and celebrate the start of 2012 in one of Thailand’s most beautiful cities again. This time I took the bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai on Friday night. Usually it should be a 10 hours ride, however it turned out to take 13 hours thanks to some unconventional stops in the middle of the highway. The bus stood there for no apparent reason and simply didn’t move for…

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JaiDii House Chiang Mai

While celebrating New Year’s Eve and some camping action in Chiang Mai last week, I stayed in two different guesthouses. The second guesthouse I chose after coming back from the camping adventure was JaiDii House. This is a review. Location: Pretty cool again. Also right in the ‘hostel heart’ of Chiang Mai along the ‘Bar Road’ Moonmuang Road. In my opinion it is also the coolest street that goes off from Moonmuang Road, Soi 6, since it is next to the Somphet market. In contrary to the before discusses Mojito Guesthouse,…

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Mojito Guesthouse Chiang Mai

While celebrating New Year’s Eve and some camping action in Chiang Mai last week, I stayed in two different guesthouses. The first one I chose for my night during New Year’s Eve was the Mojito Guesthouse. Here is a short review. Location: Pretty cool. Right in the ‘hostel heart’ of Chiang Mai along the ‘Bar Road’ Moonmuang Road. In my opinion it is also the coolest street that goes off from Moonmuang Road, Soi 6, since it is next to the Somphet market. Staff: Pretty friendly and relaxed with a…

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Lanna Lanna dadada da dada

or what the heck is Lanna? When I first went to Chiang Mai I thought it might be a good idea to check out hostels beforehand. So I spent some time online and checked out the usual hostel comparison sites.While doing so I came across one special word over and over again. Lanna! Almost every guesthouse or hostel was “lanna style”. At first I was quite surprised to see this word since I never saw it before. Due to the fact that almost every guest house or hostel named itself…

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Jungle Flight Chiang Mai

As mentioned in my backpacking Thailand post we also did some adrenalin rushing action stuff while touring around. One thing was of course being part of the whole Songkran Festival but the other one wasn’t less wild. One day before the official start of Songkran we decided to get wild already and to be part of the jungle flight. So we went into the jungle in order to meet our flight instructors. Jungle Flight is a guided tour across the rooftops of the Chiang Mai rainforrest and is one of…

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