What I really needed after a week of cities and traffic and pollution and freezing, rickety overnight buses was some relax time. And I think the best place do that was in Krabi – southern Thailand.
Welcome to Chiang Mai! Where you from?Chiang Mai is the largest city in Thailand, though somehow more calming than Bangkok. If I had to do my trip again, I would have booked more time in Chiang Mai and less in Bangkok. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Bangkok, but it is an exhausting and busy city.
Founded in 1350, it’s any wonder that people can’t agree on the spelling of this ancient city. Not that I’m aware of people disagreeing; I only come to this conclusion after seeing about four different spellings across maps, signs and the internet (could it be true that the internet isn’t totally accurate?).
Bangkok is both surprising and also brings back memories of being in Cuba a few years ago. The streets, the heat, the attitudes are very similar, only difference is my Spanish is far better than my Thai.