Chiang Mai is a place that grows on you. Spent 10 nights here and I could have stayed for more. For a solo traveller who is not very sociable nor into group tours, that’s saying a lot. After all, what can you do alone?
I took a 3-day cooking course (just 5 of us in a class) at Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School and had a great time with my classmates while discovering the secrets of Thai cuisine with a fun instructor named Pon.
I spent most of my time at the old town where there were loads of things to do perfect for a solitary traveler. Like learning about Lanna culture at the Lanna Folk Life Museum and taking my sweet time moving from gallery to gallery.
Speaking of music, caught this performance at Thapae gate on the last night of a travel and wellness expo. Entertained me for an hour or so.
and snippets of local life.
Spent a couple of hours shopping at night market and the Warorot Market.
My favorite indulgence — 2-hour massages at a spa. Went 4 times.
Of course, I ate and ate my favorite Chiang Mai sausages.
Lots of sausages and other delicious bits off street stalls.