Itinerant Thai Travels Part 3: Chiang Mai

We left the land of temples, Ayutthaya, and headed North for Chiang Mai, a small Northern city known for bustling markets and good food.

Then we met Aim. She taught us how to cook Thai food while laughing. Seriously, my face hurt when I left Momma Noi’s Cookery School.

Momma Noi even tried my homemade green curry and said it was so hot!

The Itinerant Thai Travels: Part 2 Ayutthaya

Our tuktuk is gone, it’s 38 degrees and we’re standing in front of what looks like it used to be a barn. It has since burnt down and only part of the frame remains to tell a scorched story. We’re hoping this isn’t the remains of the guesthouse we’ve just booked our stay at.

We arrived in Ayutthaya ready to explore and walk off our sea-legs from the gas pumping van trip from Bangkok. Ayutthaya was the first stop on our trip to really begin exploring temple ruins and see rural (ish) Thailand. We found a shaded area to recover and began looking online for the right place to stay. A well priced guesthouse nearby sparked our interest so we bartered for a tuktuk and made our way.

We were dropped off on a street that T intersects with the train station and is lined with food stalls and shops on either side. At this point we weren’t sure where our guesthouse was but that it should be near.

We wandered past some roosters and into Baan Are Gong, we immediately were enamoured with the detailed woodwork from the floor to the ceiling. The cozy guesthouse borders the river, a quiet dirt road and anearby street market.