Thailand Road Trip to Chiang Mai, Mae Sarieng, Mae Hong Son

Some people thought we had gone nuts when we said we were hitting north in the summer. And they had all the decent rights to say so. Usually, Chiang Mai and all other places up north of Thailand are good for cooler months from the end till early of each year. But since our work schedules sometimes didn’t accommodate peak-season traveling, we had to adapt as we go. This time, March allowed us to make some road trips, and the north, we just decided, was to be on our driving maps. Needless to say, it was, of course, scorching. But then again, we had all the places to ourselves. The hotels were cheaper, the roads almost empty (even ones towards the...

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รีวิว อนันตรา เชียงใหม่ | Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY The riverside, in-city property of the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is small, cozy, and very special. The architecture that unites the whole concept together is exceptional. Walking through this property, you will see how immaculate the thinkers conceived this beautiful place. The general look is clean, almost minimalist, with stark and straight lines from the two main materials of marbles and woods. Yet, there’s a lush garden, big sprawling trees, lotus ponds, walls covered with climbing trees. And best of all, there’s the marvellously preserved colonial building – the star of the whole place – which was once the...

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ห้องอาหารที่อนันตราเชียงใหม่ | The Service 1921 Anantara Chiang Mai

The name is long. But also its history. For ‘The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar’ was once the British Consulate in Chiang Mai back in 1921. This is the place once bustled with political economic, trading and diplomatic activities that were highlights of the day. And if you love things of the pasts (as well as good food – like me), you will sure appreciate the fact that they managed to preserve this building so well. And not just the building building, but also some key elements of its glorious (and some quite grim) pasts. Like, the torturing chamber (now a very exciting private drinking room) and the secret room (now the very special...

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