How to find your new home in Chiang Mai, Thailand


There are endless options for accommodation here in Chiang Mai. If you're staying here long-term, you can rent a condo, a house, a townhouse or a serviced apartment. Some of our friends here rent a townhouse for a lot cheaper than what we're paying monthly, but they did have to furnish the house themselves. Some pay a bit more for a fully furnished house, but they don't have a pool or gym. Our friends with children live in muban or gated communities and those usually have a community center with … [Continue reading...]

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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  A few months back, we celebrated a very special occasion. It was our friends A & J's  tenth year anniversary and we threw a surprise dinner for them! J is not only beautiful on the outside (she looks like a cross between Julia Roberts and Cindy Crawford), but she's a good egg too!  What I love about J is that I can vent to her, laugh with her, ask for her advice, and generally be a goof ball without feeling judged. J is happy for you when good things happen to you and she's there … [Continue reading...]

Goodbye Toronto, Hello Chiang Mai!

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    A friend of ours asked us if we’re one of those adventurous couples when he heard we’re packing up and leaving for Asia.  Well, I’m not sure about us being adventurous, but this move definitely made us have to leave our comfort zone.  Ever since we got married, we always thought of maybe […]

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Bang Bang Ice Cream, 93 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON, M6J 2Z4, Canada

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“Ice cream had become one of the necessities of life. A party without it would be like a breakfast without bread or a dinner without a roast.”   From Godey’s Lady’s Book, XLI, August 1850 edition commenting on hand-cranked ice cream freezers.* I came across the above noted quote when I was doing a bit of […]

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Poutini’s House of Poutine, Toronto


I remember the first time I heard of poutine I was a bit weirded out because I imagined how messy and greasy it would be.  But the first time I tried it, you can say it was love at first bite.  What’s not to love right? You have your perfectly fried potatoes, rich, thick, beefy […]

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