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Month: October 2017

Searching for our dream house in Chiang Mai

Searching for our dream house in Chiang Mai

When figuring out where to stay in Chiang Mai we decided not to live near the centre after our experiences over the past week (see Being a pedestrian in Chiang Mai sucks). The centre of Chiang Mai is really fun and cool, but I’m not sure it’s right for parents with small kids – it certainly wasn’t for us. We wanted somewhere where we could walk around outside (preferably on good pavements), with decent air quality and generally a nice area…

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Being a pedestrian in Chiang Mai sucks

Being a pedestrian in Chiang Mai sucks

People love Chiang Mai. It’s a bit like Canada – one of those places you never seem to hear a bad word about. In 2012, when we came for our honeymoon, we would have been one of those people. But now in 2017? Maybe it’s the kids. Maybe it’s 5 extra years of intense development. Maybe it’s the area we’re staying in (Nimman, just outside the old town). Whatever it is, the charm of Chiang Mai has gone and been…

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