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What to Do, See & Eat in Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai Attractions

The mountain city of Chiang Mai has been growing in popularity among travellers for many years. We originally visited this funky place back in 2011 and loved it so much we came back in 2015 to spend a few months living there in amongst the booming digital nomad and travel blogger community. Due to this large community of digital nomads in Chiang Mai there are plenty of bloggers, entrepreneurs and travellers that …

Best Hotels Chiang Mai, Thailand

Top Things to do in Chiang Mai - The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

Our core mission when finding you the best hotels in Chiang Mai: Design – We believe you should sleep somewhere that inspires you – No matter your budget. Unique – No cookie cutter rooms. Always feel like you are somewhere new and exciting. Near Good Food – Whether in the hotel itself, or very nearby. Your tastebuds need satisfaction! How to Get to Chiang Mai We personally prefer to fly from Bangkok …

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Elephants, Tigers and Temples!

Tri-Shaw, Chiang Mai

One year ago we were visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai has a relaxed vibe, is not overly touristy and the amazingly welcoming attitude of the Thai people themselves all lift this city to be one of our favourite places in the world. In a reminiscent mood, I figured a photo blog would help me translate the essence of this fantastic destination, and the wonderful experiences we had. Chiang Mai is somewhere …

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Where can I ride Elephants Bareback? Chiang Mai Elephant Camp, Thailand

Elephant Mud bath chiang mai

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with these majestic creatures. We went the whole hog with this experience… We are going bareback on the “Mahout” Elephant training adventure!  Read about how we learnt to command the elephants to our whims, take them for their daily bath and then get them muddied up again – because they love the mud bath. We overnight at The Chiang …

Bike around Chiang Mai and cool off with a fresh coconut!

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FUN FOR A FIVER.  Cycling is a great way to investigate a town and get a different perspective than you would from flying around it in a tuc-tuc.  In older parts of the world, unlike countries like the USA and Australia, city centres are normally quite compact, everything is easily reachable by bicycle. Its a cheap and fun option that will lead you to new discoveries, and possibly to a …

Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …

Best Hotels Chiang Rai Thailand

Best Hotels Chiang Rai

Our core mission when finding you the best hotels in Chiang Rai: Design – We believe you should sleep somewhere that inspires you – No matter your budget. Unique – No cookie cutter rooms. Always feel like you are somewhere new and exciting. Near Good Food – Whether in the hotel itself, or very nearby. Your tastebuds need satisfaction! Where are the BEST places to stay in Chiang Rai?   Chiang …

Thailand Hub – Destination Page

Bangkok Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Koh Samui River Kwai Phuket Pattaya Other Islands Click Here For All Thailand Articles Explore more than just Khao San Rd when you visit – Bangkok is so much more than this backpacker party district. Bangkok has a lot to offer every single traveller from the devout foodies to those looking for a bit of pampering. We personally love visiting Chinatown on a Friday and Saturday …

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Food From Around The World – Best of 2016

Best Foods around the world

Another year has gone by, and it’s time to focus on the important things in life…..FOOD! More importantly what has been the BEST food of 2016. We reached out to our favourite travel and foodie bloggers to see where they’ve been and what they ate in 2016 that rocked their world. What food of 2016 is absolutely Food Worth Traveling For! Food From Around The World – Best of 2016 Stefan …

Food From Around The World – Best of 2015

best foods from around the world

Cooking and eating in a foreign country may be the surest, and truest way to it’s soul – unknown Food food glorious food. Some of us travel to the corners of the earth in order to try every known delicacy every country has to offer. I’ve personally been to over 65 countries and I can tell you, the main thing I wanted to experience in each and every one was …

Best and worst in travel 2015

16 countries and 2 continents. Our best and worst Food Fun Travel experiences for 2015. Find out what we loved and what we loathed.

16 countries across 2 continents. We’ve lost track of the amount of miles, but it’s been plenty! During that time we have seen, stayed, experienced and thoroughly chowed down on a lot of amazing things, and some not so good things… As always, full time travel can be stressful as well as inspiring. But with a full 365 days traversing the globe in 2015, what should you be going to …