This week’s exploration was all about food. We typically eat Thai food and eat at the street food market by Chiang Mai Gate 4-5 nights a week because it is cheap and easy. Though there is enough variety there to keep things interesting, I easily fall into a food rut, especially when it comes to breakfast and lunch, so I was more than ready to check out some new flavors and new parts of the city.
We went to the North Gate food market looking for a custard filled pumpkin dessert I’ve been wanting to try for months, but weren’t successful.
We went to lunch at a vegetarian restaurant, Free Bird Cafe.*
|I was happy to find hibiscus tea in Chiang Mai.|
We tried Dee’s Fish and Chips.
|The homemade tartar sauce was good, but the fish was wayyyyy too greasy.|
We tried a Thai bbq place in the Old City.*
|We had fermented pork, spicy northern sausage, laap (raw pork with chili), and a spicy pork soup|
I tried durian again and realized that my liking it the first time was not a fluke.*
We went back to the blood soup restaurant.
|Round 2 of blood soup and steamed fish with Chet and Lek.|
I participated in the 1st International Yoga Day at Yoga tree. **
|This was an incredibly blissful day filled with great yoga classes, great connections, and new making friends- Yoga Tree|
I tried Bird’s Nest Cafe in the Old City.*
This week we spent about twice as much per meal by eating more Western food and/or eating at nicer sit down places and though I set out to focus on food this week, by far, the best part of the week was International Yoga Day. The Yoga Tree hosted an all day yoga festival at their studio and it was incredible. I went to three blissful classes, a singing bowl meditation session, and met a ton of amazing people. Then on the walk home, after enjoying dinner with new friends I’d made that day, I ran into my favorite Chiang Mai bloggers from Tieland to Thailand. I was still buzzing so much from all the good vibes that I couldn’t go to sleep until well after midnight. What a wonderful day.