Chiang Mai, Thailand

Two days on two wheels in Chiang Mai

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If you meet a buddha put him behind bars

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.

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Lawnmower Man @ Wat Chiang Mun, Chiang Mai

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Forgot-the-name Wat, Chiang Mai

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Artists and slackliners and akroyogis in Buak Had Park, Chiang Mai

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Flower Festival Chiang Mai 2015

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There is a school for everything

The next day I rented a scooter and went west of Cchiang Mai towards Doing Suthep National Park.

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Wat Suan Dok at noon (yes it’s hot!)

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Gold gold gold gold gold and emeralds… my eyes are starting to hurt, they can only take so much glamour… why yes, of course it’s biutiful. With sunshades B-)

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Offering incense, fruits and money… and a positive attitude

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Children drawing details of Doi Suthep viharn & chedi

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Unknown Artist

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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?!

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2 thoughts on “Two days on two wheels in Chiang Mai

  1. Susanne Niklas says:

    Hui, so viel hab ich versäumt. Werde das alles nachlesen.
    Michi, du schaust super aus!!! Die Reise tut dir sichtlich gut!!
    Alles Liebe
    Sue

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