Yes, you will find a very basic and simple list here. And that’s the beauty…..
The best things in life are NOT things at all!
- Access to Burmese restaurants in a matter of minutes AND we can request for a preferred dish. Yes, that’s right, Noodle salad with some fresh sliced green mangoes? Yes, Delish!
While in Chiang Mai, I highly recommend a visit to Hmwe Restaurant, 3/1 Soi 1 Tom Payom Rd T. Suthep. Take the Song Taeo (Red Bus Taxi) to Thon Phayom Market on Suthep Road behind University of Chiang Mai. If you are coming from the old city areas, cost for locals is about 20B. See map and menu below on their blog.
- Shopping at local Thai markets. And yes, we can take our own mangoes and they will add mangoes to the noodle salad for us. Or buy fresh ripe mangoes from the market and they’ll cut them up for us. Then I invite them to eat with us! How cool is that!?
- Guava Juice is divine! Ever tried it? I look forward to making our very own juice once we move to Chiang Mai, with our VitaMix! Yeah, it’s coming with us and M, you’re going to help Mommy make smoothies and juices right?
- Best street food at the Sunday Night Market for cheaps. Starts at Tha Phae Gate. Cannot miss it. My preference is the food and the people, not so much the stuff.
- Getting my head massaged and hair washed for 60B before walking over to the Burmese restaurant
- Thai massages for 120B per hour. Now that is awesome! I may even dabble in lessons on Thai Massage.
- Seasonal FRUITS, FRUITS, FRUITS and MORE FRUITS! Mangoes were in season during my recent trip and I ate it up until the hour I was about to leave. And this is why I am having my own Fruit Smoothie Stand in Chiang Mai.
- Eating Rotis is one of my favorite activities in Thailand. Well, OK, eating period, but for the record, I love Rotis also and so does M and J! WE LOVE ROTEES (Yes, there are two ways to spell it)!
- We can eat that northern Thai dish, Kao Soi, we love so much anytime of the day! Seriously, I can eat it at breakfast, lunch and dinner!
- Meeting new travelers coming through Chiang Mai – ever-expanding our friendships across the globe.
On the left, the Canadian couple and we are officially friends, now that Monique has added me to her FB friend’s list! Check out Steve and Monique’s Blog. Then there is my friend, also Canadian, Jodi @LegalNomads on the right. You can find her blog at Legal Nomads.
Check out his self-taught Photography site Canvas of Light.
- Visiting the Burmese restaurant and chit-chatting with our friends.
- Meeting new local Burmese friends just about everyday and learning about their background – FASCINATING!
- Listening to Burmese music and watching Burmese movies and music videos. Occasionally, they actually play music I recognize and sing along to- Now that is pretty cool!
- Access to a Burmese Wat and Monastery where we can visit Burmese monks. And of course, access to many, many Wats in general. Oh what a blessing that is!
- Get pants, shirts, skirts fixed or made anywhere and yet, won’t cost an arm and a leg like it would in the US.
- If and when we wanted to, we buy a ticket to fly to Burma or Taiwan or India or Indonesia or Malaysia or Japan or Korea for much cheaper than each trip we’d have to take to Asia on our two weeks vacations if we still lived in the US.
- Opportunities to work with Burmese students.
- Opportunities to explore future service learning projects with local universities.
- Opportunities for us to learn Burmese and Thai.
- Opportunities to do more good and SERVE.
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