Temples of chiang mai

Trip Start Feb 07, 2014
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Trip End Jun 19, 2014


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Monday, May 5, 2014

After the fishing paradise we were back to our hotel with the softest bed we slept in during our trip but this was not enough to make us not to miss the dream lake and its great food. My knee was still sore and I was limping quite badly so the first thing what we did was to go to the irish pub where they were selling walking sticks to buy one for me. We were thinking about this anyways as it was collapsible and had a great handle for handling snakes so at least I had a plausible excuse to buy it :) with the walking stick my life got much easier not only is it helped me walking without pain but people noticed it and it became much simpler walking around crowded areas as people went immediately out of our way and also when crossing the street cars and bikes stopped immediately, as well. The only downside was taxi drivers bothering us all the time.

Being mobile again we went to the evening Saturday and Sunday markets to enjoy the food as in Chiang Mai there are plenty of 'touristy' restaurants selling food from all over the world but probably the best and the cheapest food you will find at these markets. We got a good advice from the hotel owner where to look for the food – on Saturday market walk from the main road till you reach a small square with a statue of a white cow and in the Sunday market walk to an area with a temple and inside the temple there are many stalls and a large sitting area. At the beginning we were a bit worried about eating food at the market but then we just bought pretty much everything and we were more than fine. Personally I enjoyed the sushi the most and Lenka absolutely loved the grilled squid but if you are ever there go for the pad thai, fresh spring rolls, and pretty much anything. We were at both the Saturday and Sunday markets twice and each time we got completely stuffed and so far it was one of the best culinary experiences ever.

The last day we finally managed to see few of the many temples in Chiang Mai with its typical Thai architecture. I became quite used to the walking stick and limping around became quite normal for me. The walking stick turned to be a massive advantage on our next flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok as I boarded the plane before everybody along with one lady in a wheelchair. In BKK we spent our second night at an airport. There was no McDonald’s were Lenka could sleep as in KL  but we found a nice place with seats and other tourist over-nighting like us and this time I was totally knackered so I had to have a couple of hours of sleep and Lenka was the one awake watching over our stuff.

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