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All Aboard for Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

Travellers Choice magazine has awarded Chiang Mai a top five position in the ‘best destinations’ category for Thailand, ranking this large and welcoming city as one of the most popular places to be according to TripAdvisor travellers. Known as the friendliest city in the ‘land of smiles’, Chiang Mai is well equipped to wow the crowds, with an abundance of classy accommodation, trendy nightspots, charming natural sites, glorious spas and adventure activities to enjoy.   Accommodation in Chiang Mai is available at rates far lower than in Bangkok and for this reason, it is accessible to backpackers as well as the more sophisticated traveller. From the centre of the city …

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Loads To Do In Your Spare Time In Thailand

In Culture | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

Thailand is a holiday destination par excellence and there is no shortage of things to fill up your spare time, while teaching English in the busy centres or the quieter backwoods. A number of these are unique to Thailand such as Muai Thai, an ancient fighting art that will improve your mental and physical strength. Take some classes and burn off all calories from the delicious meals you will be indulging in during your time in Thailand. Talking of food, a Thai cookery class is considered one of the best souvenirs you can take home from Thailand.  A variety of different classes are offered in numerous different venues and by …

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What to do in Chiang Mai – Day or Night

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

With its gorgeous natural attractions, laid-back atmosphere, and inexpensive prices, Chiang Mai is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist spots worldwide.  There are so many things to do at any time of the day in this little city, that by the time we have exhausted the list, I am quite sure that something new would have sprung up somewhere. While it may not feature the bright lights or big city brand of entertainment, Chiang Mai has a bustling nightlife with loads of live music venues featuring jazz, rock and classic blues tunes. For those who prefer good music to thumping beats, settling in with a few cool drinks …

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Huay Kaew Road | Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

Huay Kaew Road is the primary road leading out of Chiang Mai into Doi Suthep Mountain. The road is home to many great stops along the way, these are the ones we recommend. Nimmanhaemin Road Away from the more touristy areas of Chiang Mai and just off Huay Kaew Road,Nimman is located near Chiang Mai University which is a popular hipster destination for Thai university students and expatriates alike. During the day, Nimman has some great coffee shops, bistros, restaurants, local shops, a shopping mall and relaxing places to hang out. At night Nimman lights up and is alive with some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants in town, …

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Nightlife in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai by pat mcnaughton

The Old City & Other Chiang Mai Nightlife Hot-Spots Even though Chiang Mai became famous for its noble and culturally significant history the city is also home to an upbeat and fast paced nightlife. Chiang Mai’s unique layout makes the city ideal for travelers. Over the years Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modernized city and boasts a wide range of upmarket restaurants, great Thai food and quite notably many clubs and great bars. From Zoe in Yellow (where all the tourists are) to Monkey Club, warm up and JJ Market one thing is for sure,you can party hard in Chiang Mai. Though it’s not quite as wild as Patpong …

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Bangkok is a Backpacker’s Delight

In Culture | Chiang Mai, Culture | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Pubs and Clubs, Teach to Travel by pat mcnaughton

There are many reasons for any tourist to visit Bangkok, but it is the ultimate destination for the shoestring-budget traveller.  Not only is the city a cheap destination to visit, but it is also a handy gateway for those wanting to explore the rest of South East Asia conveniently and cost effectively. Following in the footsteps of thousands that have gone before, backpackers can blaze a trail through all the most popular spots on the continent. Many paths lead from Bangkok, to Laos, via Vietnam to ancient Angkor Wat, and back to Thailand again, to join up with fellow travellers in a celebration of their journey. Many backpackers pause in …

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Opening the doors on South East Asia

In City Life | Chiang Mai, City Life | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Teach to Travel, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

Bangkok is Thailand’s biggest, busiest and most vibrant city.  It is also your launch pad into the rest of South East Asia, with easy, cheap and convenient access to the rest of Thailand and beyond. Thailand’s main international airport is located in Bangkok, which means that you can get a flight to just about anywhere from this city. All the airlines which serve Thailand offer flights in and out of Bangkok, and there are a wide range of slots on the schedule to choose from when booking your seat.  More seats mean more price choices, and more special offers on these flights.  Low-cost carriers are also on the rise in …