Chiang Mai is a laid back tourist hub with coffee shops on every corner, good food easily available and a barrage of tourist activities – from treks to cooking courses to riding elephants.
As usual, the organised tours were beyond our strict budget – not to mention our newly acquired snobbery about paying for tours instead of hiring a cheapo motorbike.
We lucked out, staying in a hostel next to the best coffee place in town – the smell of roasting coffee beans in the morning doing nothing to dampen our coffee addiction.
Three days of flat whites after months of non-filtered filter coffee was a huge treat:
Not to mention the pastries:
And my double decker bacon sandwich (H-EAVEN):
We also had our first taste of durian and promptly fell in love – it’s like a mix of banana and mango with a slightly plasticy texture, and it really…
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