A recipe that we picked up in Chiang Mai, stir fry pork with hot basil leaves became a firm favourite in our repertoire. It takes about fifteen minutes to prep and only around five minutes to cook!
Chiang in Thai means elephant. This means that Chiang Mai is quite obviously known as a city of elephants. When you visit it is very apparent that they are an enormous part of the tourist industry here, with virtually all of the tour operators and guesthouse a offering one kind of elephant experience or another. … Continue reading The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!
All around the old town within the city walls in Chiang Mai there are stunning temples, whether you are looking for history or spirituality there is something to see. Here are some of our favourite pictures we took whilst exploring the temples of the old town.
Papaya salad is simple, healthy and absolutely delicious. It quickly became a favourite lunchtime snack of ours, and we were very happy to find out how easy it was to make!
One of our absolute staple favourite Thai foods was Pad Thai – the combination of crunchy vegetables and peanuts along with tofu and noodles made it either a great quick snack or a killer stand alone meal. Here is a great recipe we learned so you can make it in true Thai style! 100g rice … Continue reading Pad Thai!
Every Sunday the centre of Chiang Mai is transformed and a sprawling night market takes over the usually traffic filled roads! This is Sunday walking street. We had heard about this from several locals and also seen it listed on almost every town map, so at 6pm (the start time) we headed down to see what … Continue reading Sunday walking street
Located in the trendy district of Nimman in Chiang Mai is Mango Tango - a restaurant who absolutely specialise in delivering the best in mango goodness to the people of Chiang Mai. Established in 2001 it has been serving some of the best mango Sticky rice in town ever since! I found out about the … Continue reading Mango Tango (and our engagement story!)
Thai boxing is a sport that I have always been aware of - it's something you cannot escape being aware of in Thailand with it seemingly being on television 24/7. It is, however, something neither Sarah or I paid too much attention to. This was until we were in Chiang Mai and after spending a … Continue reading Muay Thai
Thai food is addictive - seriously addictive. Here are some of our favourite dishes that we took great pleasure devouring on this trip! Pad Thai One of our absolute staple favourite Thai foods was Pad Thai - the combination of crunchy vegetables and peanuts along with tofu and noodles made it either a great quick … Continue reading Thai food, our top 5
Whilst spending some time in Chiang Mai we developed a love for Muay Thai. It was so interesting for us to watch and we really enjoyed the spectacle! Here are some of our favourite photos of the fights we watched;