Bus from Nan arrives in Chiang Mai at 3.30 in the morning. Without much ado, I declare the bus station my resting place. Then walk to the city centre. Takes about one hour. It’s 6 a.m. Everybody sleeping. Roads empty. Stroll around. Check in at Julie Guesthouse. Rent a bicycle. It’s old skool. Steering handles pointing downwards. Soft pedals. Single speed. Slow by definition. Suits me well.
Here are some impressions.
The next day I rented a scooter and went west of Cchiang Mai towards Doing Suthep National Park.
I can only share so much with you, you know… If you wanna see the campground in the hills, the amazingly big night market in Chiang Mai, and the myriad tours and courses that are offered here… get a plane ticket asap. Beware, it might be slightly addictive, and the ubiquitous signs telling you not to miss out on this and imploring you must see that… can be quite unnerving after a couple of days… or you don’t see them anymore. Always a good strategy, right?!