The most popular question we get asked about our life in Thailand is about the food. Everyone tells how much they love Thai food and that we are so fortunate to live in Thailand and eat all that good Thai food. Here in Chiang Mai, the food culture is strong and locals love their street… Continue reading Pun Pun Market, Chiang Mai
If you were to ask us what to eat in Chiang Mai, our number one recommendation would be khao soi! You cannot visit Chiang Mai and miss having a bowl of Northern Thailand’s signature noodles. What is khao soi you ask? Well, khao ข้าว means rice and soi ซอย means to cut. It is believed to have been… Continue reading Khao Soi – Northern Thailand’s Famous Noodles
Passion fruit plant is believed to have originated from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina and Spanish explorers are credited for its name and for its spread around the world. Usually, passion fruit is either yellow or purple. The most common variety we find up here in Chiang Mai is the purple kind. Passion fruit plant is… Continue reading Passion fruit – facts, nutritional benefits and recipes
Guess what? We’re experts at visa runs now guys! Well, not really. But we wanted to write a post to share our experiences with you guys. We have a one year business visa here in Thailand and it requires that we leave the country every 90 days. Sounds easy? Well, sort of. Our first visa… Continue reading Visa runs from Chiang Mai by car and by bus
When we were planning our move to Thailand, we both decided that we would brave it and use a motorbike to get around. We were not excited or comfortable with the idea, but renting or buying a bike was a whole lot cheaper than a car so we thought we’d suck it up and do… Continue reading How to Chiang Mai: Register your car and obtain a Thai driver’s license
Getting around Chiang Mai as a tourist is no big deal. Honestly. There are so many options here at different price points and comfort levels. You can rent a scooter, hire a car, rent a bicycle, ride a tuk tuk, share a red taxi or walk. The choice is up to your preference and budget.… Continue reading How to get around Chiang Mai as a tourist
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… Continue reading How to find your new home in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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… Continue reading Goodbye Toronto, Hello Chiang Mai!