day fifty-eight: november 26, 2015: doi suthep + waterfall + thai thanksgiving
We headed up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep with Kristina, hoping for a nice view over Chiang Mai because it was hazy when we were there the last time. We caught a songthaew, red pick up truck taxi, for 50 baht a person to the temple, just outside the North Gate.
Because its one of the most famous temples in the area, there were a ton of people and it quickly became a little overwhelming.
day fifty-seven: november 25, 2015: yee peng loy krathong festival
We had lunch at Dash! again and ended up chatting with the chef of the restaurant. Noi grew up in Chiang Mai but moved to the states and went to culinary school there. Then, came back to Chiang Mai, built this beautiful teakhouse that her son owns and manages the restaurant out of. Jonathan said it was the best khao soi he's ever tasted and my phad thai was pretty yummy too! Noi even made us these awesome apple pie rolls with vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce. YUM! We wished we could have stayed longer but had to make our way to the lantern festival, but we did make reservations to spend Thanksgiving with her at Dash.
day fifty-two: november 20, 2015: 27+ hour travel day
Today was a pretty long travel day. We flew Nadi > Auckland > Sydney > Bangkok, totaling to 30 hours of travel door to door. Crazy, yes. We could have gone from Auckland straight to Bangkok, but went the money saving route. Atleast we got fed on the plane?
Nonetheless, we finally made it to Bangkok!
just look at the pictures!