Once Tanner got here we flew from Bangkok up to Chiang Mai for 5 days. It was the first time we had flown together in a commercial plane. Our flight was in the afternoon, so once we got there we checked in to our hotel and took it easy. We got Mexican food that night.
Out first day in Chiang Mai we didn't have any plans. We walked the streets and explored. We got fruit from a small fruit cart and ate as we walked and enjoyed the city.
We walked around a temple we found. The details on their buildings is amazing! Everything is so intricate.
(This made me think of the phrase "modest is hottest" but Thai style)
The plaque by this statue was so amusing to us. It said something along these lines: There was this monk who was incredibly beyond handsome. He was so good looking that he was a temptation to all the women and men he encountered. He felt bad about that so he asked to be turned into a less desirable person. This was the result.
After the temple we walked around more and found a tourist shop. We set booked zip lining and a day tour for the next couple days.
As we continued exploring the city we found some fun shops. We bought a sturdy, wooden connect four game. We have already played it a lot and feel like it's going to be a practical souvenir that we will use for years.
We also found a shop that had wooden postcards. We picked a couple and send them to our families.
We found a really incredible italian restaurant!
We ate a divine lunch, got massages, and enjoyed waling around the city until dinner. I usually like to have things planned out and know what I am going to do while on vacation, but it was really nice to wander and experience the city that way.