Daily Wanderlust: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Written by on July 22, 2012 in Destinations - 8 Comments

I’ve been in Thailand a little more than one week now. (Yes, my blog is behind, sorry about that.) Each night, after work, I head here, to the little line of restaurants that line the road en route to Chiang Mai Gate.

There are three restaurants in a row — Indian, Thai, and French/Italian. All of them have Thai, but I love the little things that make each of them different.

On any given night, sitting down at any of these spots gifts me with lively conversation over beers and the intoxication that this is my life now.

Enjoy the view!

A summer night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

8 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Chiang Mai, Thailand "

  1. Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker July 23, 2012 at 1:58 am · Reply

    I could go for some of the Indian guy’s palak paneer right about now…

    • Diana July 23, 2012 at 2:36 am · Reply

      It is SO good.

  2. Greg Goodman July 24, 2012 at 3:49 am · Reply

    You think you’re behind? I’ve been out of India since the end of May, in Thailand since then and living in Chiang Mai for 3 weeks now…and I’m still finishing up posts from April in India! Oops. Good thing there’s a never-ending supply of coffee shops to work in here :)

    • Diana July 26, 2012 at 1:26 am · Reply

      Ha ha!!! I have to bop back to Sweden posts now … then can start about expat life!! Whoops. And yes, thank goodness for the coffee shops and super fast internets.

  3. Hogga July 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm · Reply

    Sweet pic… love the colours and motion on the riders at the right side!

    • Diana July 26, 2012 at 1:24 am · Reply

      Thank you, my lovely!

  4. Callie July 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm · Reply

    This looks great :) I’m going to Chiang Mai later this year…looking forward to hearing more about your expat life there!

    • Diana July 30, 2012 at 3:26 am · Reply

      I really enjoy Chiang Mai. It is very chill, very nice. Let me know when you are in town!!

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