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In the Chiang Mai Podcast

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From the insanely busy strolling markets to the shocking abundance of Thai-Western fusion meals, Chiang Mai has acquired a bit bit of the whole lot for the fashionable digital nomad. We find food, enjoyable and even some basic Thai luxurious, in part considered one of our two part Chiang Mai Podcast.

Function Subjects in this Podcast:

  • An unimaginable, organic farm to desk expertise with 10 hour sluggish smoked ribs – and much more
  • The meals and insanity of Chiang Mai’s Sunday walking market
  • 2 unimaginable luxury resorts – butler service and personal balcony Jacuzzi’s rule!
  • We head out of Chiang mai to visit one of the World’s most unimaginable temples: Wat Rong Khun
  • It’s a lantern frenzy at Thailand’s famous Loi Krathong and Yi Peng festivals

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Food Fun Chiang Mai Article

Curtiss & Ashley from Blissy Life  (Joining us on the stay clips from Rustic & Blue)

Farm to desk – Rustic and blue

Panviman Resort Chiang Mai

Wat Faham (Location) where we spent Loi

The Chiang Mai Riverside Lodge

White temple Wat Rong Khun– & Partially 2 which is coming in April, we’ll be explaining why we went to resume our visa in Chiang Rai

Sunday Walking Market Chiang Mai

Loi Krathong Pageant

Yi Peng Pageant

My Beer Pals –  Craft beer made in Chiang Mai

Jeeves & Wooster Tv Present

Pictures From Chiang Mai Podcast (Part 1)

Us Loi Krathong

Us Loi Krathong

Yi Ping Lantern Festival Chiang Mai

Yi Ping Lantern Pageant Chiang Mai

Rustic and Blue Farm Dinner

Rustic and Blue Farm Dinner

Panviman Resort

Panviman Resort

The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

The Chiang Mai Riverside Lodge

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Chiang Mai Podcast - Walking markets, Thai-Western fusion food and classic Thai luxury. Chiang Mai has got a little bit of everything for the modern digital nomad.

Partial Transcript

This can be a partial version of the audio podcast. It’s missing plenty of key sections of the present, including the stay location clips and all of our traditional silly ad libbing. Take heed to the complete audio to get the entire Travel Freedom Experience! This is not spell checked or grammar checked.
Hey Everybody!

Thanks for becoming a member of us for half one in every of our 2 half Chiang Mai podcast.

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So, we spent three months dwelling in Chiang Mai over new yr. It’s changed lots because the final time we have been there in 2011. So many digital nomads there now!

In fact, with the ever growing influx of expats and vacationers, there’s additionally more availability of worldwide items and restaurants.

Hams, cheese and salamis in all major supermarkets. Hipster espresso outlets in all places.

We’ll be talking more concerning the Chiang Mai Way of life in Part 2 in April, as we weren’t dwelling in the centre, we have been dwelling in a special neighbourhood that is filled with nomads.

However, all of the regular vacationers and vacationers head to the previous town. That is the place you get to expertise a bit of extra Thai tradition, temples and markets, combined with tourist bars and restaurants.

We have been fortunate sufficient to be in Chiang Mai in late November for the Loi Krathong & Yi Peng festivals. These are literally two totally different festivals celebrated on the identical day.

Loi Krathong is the Thai River Lantern pageant, the place floating lanterns made from crops and flowers are launched onto the river. This occurs all over Thialand, including Chiang mai.

The term Loi Krathong actually means “to Float a basket” and the ping river in Chiang mai develop into full with hundreds of these floating lanterns over the primary few days of the pageant.

Yi Peng is the Lanna, or northern Thailand, sky lantern pageant. For those who’ve been to asia earlier than you might have had the chance to launch a sky lantern. sometimes a 2 foot cylindrical lantern is made out of rice paper round a bamboo or wire frame.

A candle at the middle of the open base of the lantern is lit and shortly fills it with scorching air so you’ll be able to let the lantern float into the night time sky.

In fact, one of the best factor concerning the Yi Peng pageant is the sheer amount of individuals releasing lanterns.

[Loi Krathong & yi Peng CLIP]

The pageant dates are lunar based mostly, so range every year. Verify on google for the precise dates. It’s set for Nov 15th 2016.

We received some great pictures releasing sky lanterns down in the centre of Chiang Mai, near the river, close to Narawat Bridge.

Our native expertise releasing Loi Krathong River Lanterns was at Wat Faham, further up the river. A peaceful household vibe filled with locals made it very straightforward to get pictures without being jostled round. Photographs are on the present notes

Luxurious Motels

Nonetheless to return – more culture as we go to probably the most impressive temple in Thailand. Plus, Thai Fried Hen. Yum.

But right now, Another factor that’s definitely turning into extra widespread as Chiang Mai modernises, is the supply of luxury lodging options.

Would you want a villa with a personal jacuzzi on the balcony? Wine glasses on the prepared.

Or perhaps a luxurious suite with butler service and in-room dining with a full, extravagant dining room setup.

Nicely, we street tested a couple of prime luxurious lodges while we have been dwelling in Chiang Mai. It’s a tough job, however someone has to do it.

First up, somewhat underneath an hour outdoors of Chiang Mai, in the hills, is Panviman Resort. This place truly made it as our favourite lodging of 2015. Your conventional, but luxurious villa comes with an enormous balcony and that each one essential scorching tub. Cloaked by woodland, clothing is only optionally available for bathing.

Additionally they have personal infinity pool villas with views down the valley. but, when you can’t get your self into the personal suites, there’s a whole hill aspect, multi degree infinity pool out there to all friends. The view of jungle and hills goes out for miles. It’s value Testing the present notes for photographs because it’s breathtaking.

In case you are trying to be nearer to the action, somewhat than retreating to the countryside, then perhaps some extra central luxurious at The Chiang Mai Riverside.

That is an all suites lodge. It’s boutique and each room has unique design. So you’ll find one which makes you are feeling at house. Each room is known as after members of the owner’s household, and every single piece of furnishings is accessible for purchase. From the couch to the chess set, lamps or chandeliers.

Breakfast is served to your personal dining room in every suite and is obtainable till 2pm. That’s in all probability the newest breakfast I’ve heard of in any lodge.

Each room is fitted with the newest apple TVs which they had to get imported from Hong Kong as they don’t seem to be but out there in chiang Mai. Significantly, the picture was so reasonable it was freaking us out a bit, feeling that close to the action.

Together with the private butler service – who will unpack your luggage and be on name for all your curious whims – The Chiang Mai Riverside was a very luxury experience.

As we stated earlier, Chiang mai is turning into very international. But, typically it’s a fusion. Thai tradition, hospitality and meals combined with western.

One in every of our favorite food experiences was Farm to table with Rustic & Blue. Chef Julien, from Quebec, makes use of solely recent native components to create a singular foodie experience once a month in a perfect outside pure setting, in a secluded spot by the river.

[Rustic & Blue]

Oh, the food was so good! The ribs have been my favorite course, but the sluggish roasted marrow, and in addition the beetroot and smoked salmon salad have been both exceptional too.

However, I feel the actual win was the ambiance. Their secluded and peaceful riverside location, with all of the fairy lights. Good.

Plus, regionally made craft beer. not plenty of these round as a lot of the craft beer in Thailand is imported. So this was an actual bonus.

The entire evening including limitless drinks and transport is just $45 USD. Sensational worth for a gourmand night with craft beer and wine.

So, more food arising as we go to Chiang Mai’s most popular weekly market. Before that, we took slightly excursion from the town. A number of hours to the north is among the most original temples in the world.

[White Temple]

After which we went inside. The primary room is full of the standard buddhist iconography, with the added bonus of a extra trendy twist. Yes, Batman, superman, even Neo from the matrix, together with many other fashionable characters, are all featured on the walls reverse the primary wall.

In addition to that, the walkway into the temple is surrounded by demons and misplaced souls who have been trapped in the underworld. They’re reaching up at your ft as you cross by way of the gates of evil into the pure sanctuary of the temple.

All the things is carved so perfectly. And in fairly a controversial type – a lot so, more traditional buddhists have definitely complained how the temple is an abomination.

Being that I’m not Buddhist, it’s onerous to see it that means. It’s only a exceptional artwork piece. And nonetheless a work in progress too.

Finally at this time, a visit to Chiang Mai isn’t full and not using a go to to it’s most popular sunday walking market.

[Walking Market Intro & Chicken CLIP]

So yeah, Thai Fried Hen all the time seems to have a bit of one thing one thing to it. It’s an enormous step up from KFC, and with the busier markets, you usually tend to get it super recent straight out of the fryer.

However, there was more than simply hen to discover and digest from the Sunday strolling market.

[Dumplings & Waffles CLIP]

Dang! We are dangerous vacationers. Fried hen and waffles. There’s something special about eating these meals thai type from a road cart although.


So we’re taking one other break from podcasting for March as we’ll be focusing 100% on the Journey Blog Monetization Virtual Summit.

Partially 2 of our Chiang Mai Podcast, which might be episode 71 coming in April, We’ll be talking concerning the much less glamorous, however definitely comparatively productive aspect of dwelling in Chiang Mai as a digital nomad.

Plus, we try to determine where to visit in 2016. Tweet us @mytravelfreedom together with your strategies of the place we should always go visit and podcast about.

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