Ok, I love a theme. I also love a one-of-a-kind hotel.
After checking out of our rice barge at the Imperial Boat House Beach Resort in Koh Samui, we flew to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and checked into our rice barn at the Tanita House. Yes, for $75/night, we have an entire renovated barn to ourselves. What a find!
It’s our very own rice barn. For $75/night, we have the entire building!
Shellie and Neerav’s bedroom
Aidan and Nathan’s bedroom
Windows in our rice barn
So much woodworking…
The monks of Tanita House
Travel Tip 40: Read reviews on Tripadvisor.com
In selecting lodging for our trip, I consulted guidebooks, but I mostly relied on Tripadvisor. So far, I haven’t been disappointed. Remember, when using the website, check all the lodging categories, including B&B/Inns – not just hotels.
During the remainder of the afternoon, we did some lite sightseeing. We’re reaching our wat/temple limit.
From Nathan: There were many Buddhist temples, which, to me, all looked the same. We also went to the night market, where I got ice cream and Mom got silk pillow covers.
School bus in Chiang Mai
Boys in theirl uniforms being dismissed from school
At Starbucks, I ordered a Green Tea White Chocolate Pudding Frap. It was kinda like bubble tea.
Neerav and boys entering Wat Chedi Luang
Dragon outside Wat Chedi Luang
Inside Wat Chedi Luang
Standing Buddha with hand in this position references not fighting with your relatives.
Donate money and you get to hang one of these ribbons in your name. The color either corresponds with the day of the week that you were born or your Chinese/Thai zodiac sign.
Offerings for the monks; note the Nescafe.
Ok, I couldn’t resist.
This sign at a local restaurant cracked me up.
Just a small, small part of the Night Market.
Aidan and his coconut chocolate chip ice cream.