Around Chiang Mai

We spent about 2-1/2 weeks in Thailand in September 2008, and for the majority of this time we were in Chiang Mai, in the northern part of the country. We were lucky enough to get this opportunity to visit good friends who had already been living in the city for a while. This gave us a real head start in getting oriented to the culture and logistics of Thailand and smoothed our way tremendously. We found Chiang Mai to be a very laid back and welcoming city, with great food, lots of interesting things to see, and friendly people.