BOLT Reviews : Chiang Mai, Thailand ♡♡♡♡♡♡

My friend, Lecia, reminded me today that it’s been a while since we posted a BOLT review.  We left, what feels like our second home, Chiang Mai on Thursday. It’s a beautiful day here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a great day to take a little time to share our opinions about Chiang Mai.

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We both love Chiang Mai. The ancient part of the city, surrounded by a moat is so beautiful, full of sacred sites. We find it very healing. It is also very walkable, which is important to us.

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There is also the Chiang Mai that is new, modern and fabulous!  We are able to find anything we need or want.

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The food in Chiang Mai is some of the best we have had anywhere, and very affordable too.

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When we get tired of Thai food there are lots of other options to choose from.

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And lots of fresh fruits and vegetables!

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Accommodations in Chiang Mai are abundant and very affordable. For the last 2 months we stayed at  a studio  apartment with pool for less than $ 250 a month! It was simple and clean, no frills.

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There are also plenty of beautiful higher end accommodations.

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There is a lot to do in Chiang Mai. The city has frequent cultural festivals, many museums and there are beautiful temples at every turn.

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We love our evening walks along the moat.

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There are literally massages on every block and one hour is generally less than $ 10.

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You can try something new, like this fish spa.

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Thai people are very polite, friendly and helpful. It’s great staying somewhere long enough to get to know our neighbors.

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The only thing that would make Chiang Mai better (for us) would be more visitors from home. If you are intrigued or have any questions we would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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5 thoughts on “BOLT Reviews : Chiang Mai, Thailand ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  1. Hey Ladies! Wow! I LOVE to travel, and this really looks great! Are you working abroad? I recently left Shanghai, where I was teaching English for Disney, and now we are in Ghana. I would love to hear more about your stay there, and learn more about you! -Khalifa-

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    1. Hey Khalifa! We love travel too. We are retired. I have considered teaching English but so far haven’t had to. Are you teaching in Ghana? We love Southeast Asia for its diversity. It is easy to country hop and inexpensive to stay here for long periods. And of course the food. We enjoy Chiang Mai for its people, its beauty and its $3 massages. We wanna hear more about you and your travels. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  2. Marci! What is a “prison massage”??? I find that so intriguing! Did you go inside the women’s prison to get one? Who gave it…the prisoners?

    And I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the moat surrounding the city. Do you have to go across water to enter the city? It does look beautiful at night, though.

    Thanks for sharing! Sounds and looks so pretty and the food looks scrumptious and so abundant. I can see why you are back there now.

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    1. The prison massages are given by non-violent offenders who have been trained in massage. This is part of their rehabilitation and a way for them to make a living when released. The massages are given in a beautiful and tranquil spa type setting, not the prison. It was the best massage ever, one day I hope you will come. I’ll treat you to a massage.

      There are gates that bisect the moat (4) and allow you to enter the city.

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