Out of all our destinations Chiang Mai checked all the boxes for a relaxing, beautiful, and budget city. When we first heard of the city it was because it was a central hub for expats and digital nomads, and we continued to hear about it many times from family and friends. However, having visited Bangkok and seen one too many Hangover movies, we were uncertain if this so called paradise would meet our expectations. Something about nightclubs and “ping pong” shows don’t appeal to us, in fact ping pong should not involve anything other than two paddles. When the airport taxi pulled up to our hostel and we were greeted by the friendly folks at Diva 2 guesthouse, the city started to rapidly grow on us.
Which is all very well, spending a day bathing and feeding elephants is something one can get used to. Check out the photos below for a recount of our time in Chiang Mai.