Chiang Mai – what a great city. I had the best time, riding around with my bike, doing yoga and eating lots of delicious veggie food. If you haven’t read the first part yet, you can do it here.
On day 3 I already had enough again of the toast with strawberry jam and so I tried to find a good pancake place (who read my previous knows already how much I love pancakes). I really miss berries and always look for places which would offer some on the pancakes. Unfortunately, they don’t grow here and so I have to wait till I’m back again. So I went to the Fern Forest Café and wasn’t disappointed with what they offered. It’s a very cute café, surrounded by lush green plants and a cute white building. They even had some live music to offer. I stayed way longer than planned because it was just so nice to hang out there.
At three I had to get ready for my ecstatic dance class at the Yogatree. It was more a gathering than a class actually. A variety of every kind of people met up to dance together. No talking was allowed, just expressions through our body for full 3 hours. It was a very interesting experience, sometimes a bit funny but I really could let go after a while. I love dancing, especially getting on that dancefloor with some silly moves but I’m normally like that around people I know. This time I only knew two girls from the yoga class the day before and I got to admit that I felt a bit uncomfortable at first. After a few minutes and the initiative of some others who started dancing I finally pulled my head out of my ass and started dancing.
After these great classes at the Yogatree, I’m now even thinking about joining a yoga teacher class as well. At least for some laughter yoga maybe. Because who does ever laugh too much, right?
So after that ecstatic afternoon, I and the two girls went to a concert (took Songtaew to get there) to see Jeremy Ginsburg. He’s a young singer/songwriter and mostly writes ironic songs about things he experienced. Below you can see a video of one of his most popular song called “No Sugar”. You can also find his website here.
Back on the search of the best pancakes I wanted to go to the Good Morning Café after reading a lot of good reviews. But as I walked along the street a small hidden café caught my attention. There was so much lush green around it and so I just had to check it out. Its name is “Taa Peng Cat” which means the wide-eyed cat and that was also the motto of all the decoration. Not cheesy or so, just cute and creative how they realized it within their menu and interior. There probably had the best fruit salads of my life. It was a mix of fresh fruits and avocado together with muesli and yogurt. That really tasted phenomenal and also the coffee was great. I’m so glad I found this place.
Unfortunately, it started raining for the rest of the day, so I brought back my bike and just hung out at the hostel.
In the evening I went to see Wat Phra Singh, which was just around the corner of my hostel. It’s quite big and impressive and I enjoyed that there were almost no people around after the rain. I just love the atmosphere at the temples. So peaceful and it always calms me down. There are a lot of great buildings around the temple so I just spent some time walking around enjoying the peacefulness.
The worst was probably that I had to get up at 4:40 the next morning to make it to my flight on time. But it was so worth visiting Chiang Mai and I can only recommend going there for all who haven’t been yet.
Any comments on my trip or recommendations on what I missed out? Let me know! I’m happy to hear your opinion 🙂