First Week Living In Chiang Mai – Recap
This video was taken on December 5th, the King’s Birthday.
Here we are enjoying some amazing coffee. Ristr8to is no secret to those who have visited Chiang Mai. There are many great reviews about this place so we had to try it out or ourselves. The coffee is pricey compared to the $2 ones you can get at regular cafes, but, at $4 for a shot glass size, it’s a nice little treat. We definitely agree that this is not only great coffee, but a great cafe experience. They take coffee making to a whole new level! So good, I don’t even know what to say…
After our coffee break we took a mid-day trip up Doi Suthep to see Wat Phra That. This temple is ranked #4 out of 102 attractions in Chiang Mai on TripAdvisor. It is definitely a must see. The 309 steps it takes to get up to the temple is not as bad as you would expect. The air up in the mountain is cooler and the lush vegetation makes it a relaxing experience.
The ride up took about 45 minutes due to the traffic at the bottom of the mountain by Chiang Mai University. It seemed that there were some graduation ceremonies being done since there were lots of stalls selling flowers and students in gowns could be seen all around.
During our first week here we found our go-to spot for lunch. Mayom is just around the corner from where we live and has a simple but delicious menu that can’t go wrong.
And for dinner:
And sometimes we just want to eat a burger!
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