3 must-see Temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand JetSettingFools.com

3 must-see temples in Chiang Mai Old City

Chiang Mai, Thailand is a sprawling city that was first established in the late 13th century. The historic Old City was once a walled city with gates and a moat for protection. Designed as a square, the layout features a grid of roads and numerous sois (alleys) connecting them.… Read the rest


Southeast Asia Travel Budget and 6 Month Budget Review JetSetting Fools

Southeast Asia travel budget (and six month budget review)

Sticking to our budget is key for traveling long term, so we’ve limited ourselves to an average of $100 per day for accommodation, food, drinks, public transportation and any miscellaneous costs that pop up (and they always do). The only thing that takes precedence over the budget is whether or not we’re enjoying the journey.… Read the rest


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Snorkeling Koh Lanta, Thailand: Four Island Tour

On our trip to Koh Lanta, Thailand, we were mostly content to lazily let the days drift by as we squished sand between our toes. After traveling non-stop for six months, we were craving a little R&R – and no better place to do that than on Koh Lanta.… Read the rest


Chiang Mai Trekking Trip Thailand JetSetting Fools

Chiang Mai trekking trip

Daytrips from Chiang Mai can take tourists trekking in the forest, zip lining over the trees; to see elephants, tigers, or butterflies; to hill tribes, nearby towns or faraway temples and can be booked for a half day, full day, two or even three days.Read the rest


Buddhism in Chiang Mai Thailand JetSetting Fools

Signs of Buddhism in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It would be nearly impossible to visit Chiang Mai without noticing the strong connection the residents have with Buddhism in Chiang Mai. Besides all the temples, almost every house, shop, café, hotel and even street corner has a ‘spirit house’ where daily offerings of food, drink, flowers and incense are placed for loved ones who have passed away.Read the rest


Chiang Mai on a budget Monks, Markets and Menus JetSettingFools.com

Chiang Mai on a budget: monks, markets and menus

We are seriously kicking back, relaxing and giving our budget a rest in Chiang Mai, which is a pretty easy place to do it. Our preferred location for our walkabouts is within the Old City walls through the web of narrow sois (alleys), past an endless number of temples, shops and cafes.… Read the rest


Visiting Chiang Mai Temples Doi Suthep and Doi Kham JetSettingFools.com

Visiting Chiang Mai temples: Doi Suthep and Doi Kham

We’ve heard that there are about 30 temples inside the old city walls – and as we’ve been doing little in Chiang Mai except getting lost in the maze of the old city streets, it seems like we’ve almost found them all.… Read the rest


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Traditional Thai Massages: Not like massages I’m used to!

In the old city of Chiang Mai there are no shortage of places to get traditional Thai massages. Prices for one-hour traditional Thai massages start at about $6 USD and no appointment is necessary. Some of the art on the signs had me a little nervous about how I might be twisted like a pretzel, but it didn’t really matter: I was getting a traditional Thai massage.Read the rest