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    2 Nights in Chiang Mai

    We set off from Don Muang early Monday morning. Quite surprised at how many restaurants there were in the departure lounge at DM. i had a Burger King for breakfast and a 70bht(!) can of Singha.

    Taxi from airport to center of town was a fixed 120bht. Could have taken a red songtaew but wasn't sure where we were going..

    We stayed here: Baan Say la Guesthouse Chiang Mai. A small place but on Soi 5 of Rahminininiiiin so seemed central. Room was OK and had a balcony. Bed was well hard though.. no idea how much we paid. wife booked it. floors were well cold.









    Monday consisted of eating and sleeping (a constant theme of our holidays). Did a little walking but not a lot.

    Most notable was a beer at Beer Republic (Beer Republic Chiang Mai | 15 Imported Draft Beers in the Heart of Niman), would have eaten there but we had just eaten. looked nice if a little pricey. so i had a Bavaria (very nice) and wifey had an ice cream (nice also).




    After a nap we headed out. i had a beer or 2 at a bar while ze wife went for a head massage. afterwards we waddled our fat asses to Little Lanna (https://www.facebook.com/LittleLanna). A Northern Thai food restaurant. Now I'm not a fan of Thai food but it was quite yummy. I mean it was no Burger King, but it was nice.






    The next day we got up and had a crap breakfast across the road. (they didn't sell English Breakfast Tea).

    Back to bed for a nap and in the afternoon we ventured forth to 'Art in Paradise'. Unsure how to get there and not planning it at all I think we paid a premium for a tuk-tuk (how else do Chiang Mai people get around????).

    Bit of a kick in the balls that I had to pay 300bht ('cos I iz white) while the wife got away with 180bht. Should have bought my Work Permit...

    ..but other than that it was quiet and a nice place to spend an hour or so. Loads of photo opportunities. see below









    After that we walked down the street and had some food from a place called The Kitchen (The Kitchen, Chiang Mai - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor)

    My burger was nice but wife wasn't that keen on the Pad Thai. I did manage 2 big bottles of Leo though..

    In the evening we went to my Auntie-in-laws house where we finished the night drinking home made rice wine with grapes in or something.

    Wednesday was our last day and as my family tradition goes it was greeted with an alcoholic beverage, it is xmas afterall...

    Checked out and an absurdly expensive taxi (250bht) to the airport (he went through an army base??? and it took about 5 minutes..) we arrived at the airport. A burger King for a xmas brunch then through to departures where I had resigned myself to following the wife around the shops, when by some xmas miracle there was a bar open. so i had a beer there while she walked about.



    ..and then we all lived happily ever after.
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Nice to see someone who has the balls to post photos of himself. =]

    Not into the temples thing, eh? Seen one, seen em all I suppose.

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    I've got a week up there in January. Seems Beer Republic is on our doorstep as we're staying here Welcome The Kantary Hills Hotel and Serviced Apartments, Chiang Mai .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaysexbyproxy
    Not into the temples thing, eh? Seen one, seen em all I suppose.
    yeah, ain't my thing.






    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I've got a week up there in January. Seems Beer Republic is on our doorstep as we're staying here Welcome The Kantary Hills Hotel and Serviced Apartments, Chiang Mai .
    looks a bit nicer than where we stayed

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    Nice pictures. Dunno what the fuss about posting pictures of yourself is, too many paranoid (for zero reason) people online these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Dunno what the fuss about posting pictures of yourself is
    Some lowlife might try to get you fired for being associated with a whoring site.

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    ^tell that to Topper.

    Mamite beat me to it.

    The pictures of food are upside down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Nice pictures. Dunno what the fuss about posting pictures of yourself is, too many paranoid (for zero reason) people online these days.
    Probably people copying the photos and posting them elsewhere.

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    Proper farang in Thailand thread with decent pics. None of this 'you must get the culture' shit.

    Well done mate.

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    Did you soil the bedding in that motel? Tell the truth now. What did the wife do while you were pissing it up? Did she bring her knitting?

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    Tat bed looks hard mate.

    Thanks for the tale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Some lowlife might try to get you fired for being associated with a whoring site.
    What he said Po.

    Watch your arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Dunno what the fuss about posting pictures of yourself is
    Some lowlife might try to get you fired for being associated with a whoring site.
    Oh yeah, but someone who'd do that can't be a regular TD member. If that's the case, I wonder if the same lowlife has also extensively trawled thaivisa for the same reason.

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    Good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaysexbyproxy
    Not into the temples thing, eh?
    Wat for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Seems Beer Republic is on our doorstep
    Nice place, especially if you miss Western beer. It even has beer from the Weihenstephan brewery which claims it's the old working brewery in the world: since 1040 AD, if you can believe Wikepedia Weihenstephan Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong
    Bed was well hard though
    Beds are incredibly hard in all Thai hotels, aren't they? But in CM, you can find soft beds in the large western-style hotels. I've stayed at Pornping, near the Night Bazaar, The Orchid, right next to the Central Plaza (not the one near the airport) and my favorite is Noble House Chiang Mai which is directly across from the Airport Central Plaza, all of which have rooms under 1000 baht, if I'm not mistaken (and, of course, comfortably soft beds).

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    Great shots of the beers! Making me thirsty and it is only 10 AM!

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    Excellent thread Edward Hitler, YOU BASTARD!

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    How do people get on the piss all day without either a) doing something very bad, or b) suffering for days after.

    1.5 days on the piss with Alwarner and I'm still feeling delicate 3 days after.

    What's the secret?

    Although I suppose this is a question best answered by the pissheads at my local shop who have been drunk for several decades.

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    I used to be able to wake up at 10am after a heavy night and reach out and carry on with the drink I'd left the night before. I would drink so much so quick so that I'd numb my stomach so I'd not get hungry. 72hrs I lasted without food whilst on the piss once.

    Now at my age, if I drink all day, I'm also meal planning throughout the day too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    Did you soil the bedding in that motel? Tell the truth now. What did the wife do while you were pissing it up? Did she bring her knitting?
    You dont have to post your shit on each and every thread Poetry contributes to. It does get tiring especially when most are enjoying a well done thread.

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    To get around Chiang Mai cheaply, just hail a red car and they will take you anywhere , usually for 20 Baht per person , or a bit more if its on the otherside of town or you want to go there without picking anyone else up

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    Nice thread Armstrong, the Missus keeps nagging me to go to Chiang Mai. Do you have any scenic pics of the non dj pat stylee ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    To get around Chiang Mai cheaply, just hail a red car and they will take you anywhere , usually for 20 Baht per person , or a bit more if its on the otherside of town or you want to go there without picking anyone else up
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    What did the wife do while you were pissing it up? Did she bring her knitting?
    Or her girlfriend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    How do people get on the piss all day without either a) doing something very bad, or b) suffering for days after.
    the beers were separated with walking and other activities that weren't worth mentioning.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    To get around Chiang Mai cheaply, just hail a red car and they will take you anywhere , usually for 20 Baht per person , or a bit more if its on the otherside of town or you want to go there without picking anyone else up
    yeah, they would have been better than the tuk tuk.

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