Chiang Mai is a city that feels like my home away from home. Over the years, I have spent many months wintering here while eating delicious bowls of khao soi, sipping on mango-banana-coconut shakes, and exploring the wats sprinkled down the city’s back alleys. I have played tour guide to visiting friends, scouted out the best veggie restaurants, and visited just about every night market in search of street food; I feel like I know the city really well, and yet again, maybe I don’t.
A few weeks ago, TripAdvisor got in touch with me to see if I’d like to try booking a tour through their platform…while I was visiting Chiang Mai. I had teamed up with them back in August to explore Yogyakarta and Central Java – two regions of Indonesia that were completely new to me! – but what could I possibly do in Chiang Mai that would