Guide For Travelling Overland From Chiang Rai To Kunming, China

Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong ,Credit : chiangkhong.in.th It is possible to travel between the Chiang Rai and Kunming using Road 3Asia or R3A. This route is part of the GMS North-South Economic Corridor linking this region. You can break the trip into as many sections as you like, depending on the time you have available. Starting from Chiang Rai, the distance to…

5 Dangers in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai in general is very safe city. It’s an easy place to travel and  is a safe city to visit from both the health and personal safety aspects. However, that doesn’t mean nothing can go wrong here. Like in other cities in the world, there are always dangerous things we need to avoid. This post presents you with the 5 most dangerous things in…

Should I Rent a Car in Thailand and Drive Myself?

Driving in Thailand can be an adventure, especially for a foreigner. The process of obtaining a Thai drivers license is not necessarily difficult, but learning how to drive in Thailand is a whole different story. There are several very important tips to keep in mind as a foreigner driving in Thailand. First of all, patience is the key word to remember when driving in Thailand.…

Kang Hed Ha – Another of Chiang Rai’s Hidden Gems of Local Dishes

Kanom Jeen Nam Ngiew (ขนมจีนน้ำเงี้ยว) might be Chiang Rai’s most famous dish. There are a countless number of delicious local menus that are little known to tourists or even local people today.  While some dishes can be widely available in restaurants, some are available seasonally only, and some can be extremely hard to find due to the shortage of ingredients and people with the right…

I Will Never Move From Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai has an expat population that appreciates the quiet, laid back atmosphere of this little northern city. Quiet, stress free streets, incredibly friendly locals and a warm atmosphere make a winning combination for those in search of the quiet life. However, Chiang Rai is not the traffic free place of years ago when the only smells were buffalo dung and incense… The two stroke…

Top Five Things To Consider If You’re Buying A Condo In Thailand

Not quite a Top Ten but some good straight-talking about buying condominiums in Thailand. One of the most commonly read or spoken summary of foreign ownership of property in Thailand is along the lines of “Foreigners can buy a foreign freehold condominium in their name”. At this sentence, many foreign investors switch off, and assume that the rest of the detail provided by the author…

Eating Places In Chiang Rai

Trying to decide where to eat in Chiang Rai?  The most obvious evening options for visitors to Chiang Rai tend to be concentrated in a small area, so correspondingly, many of the bars and restaurants are to be found within a short radius of the Night Bazaar and Jedyod and Phaholyothin Roads. Perhaps, with the excuse of high rents in this central location, prices are…

Tzedakah

Every little bit means a lot to someone Tzedakah is a Jewish word meaning charitable giving. Today I was asked by Tzedakah, an organization that I already support by donating 10% of money paid by my clients, if I could help them by posting their information on my website.  I agreed. Tzedakah’s mission is: Helping children in Chiang Rai who are academically capable of furthering their…

The 8 Best Bars In Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai, is home to many unique cultures, and plays a prominent role in the history of religion in Thailand. Apart from this heritage, Chiang Rai is a fantastic place for excursions and a paradise for those looking for relaxation. Here we guide you through some of the best places to drink while you are there. Cat Bar Bar, Pub Grub, Thai   Cat Bar…

What Makes Thailand A Great Place To Retire.

Thailand is on many lists as a good place to retire due to the following: Warm weather: are you tired of shoveling snow 3–5 months of the year? This is a place where local people actually go on tours to see frozen dew during the coldest months and only at 1 or 2 spots in the country at the highest elevations. In short: In the…