Quick post about my trip to Chiang Mai last week...
Our office had a big meeting in the northern city, supposedly the second most important city in Thailand. And oh, it was also voted as one of the best cities in the world this year by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Lately, Chiang Mai was in the spotlight coz a baby panda was born at the Chiang Mai Zoo. For a time Thailand was totally swept with panda fever.
Anyhoot, it was perfect that we went to Chiang Mai this year coz I've long wanted to visit it.
Chiang Mai definitely left a very good impression on me mainly for it's laid back atmosphere but still with the trappings of a veritable city.
I love the fact that there are gazillions of coffee shops all over the city and each one is as charming as the other.
Chiang Mai was also teeming with temples and I had the chance to visit some of them until I experienced some serious temple overdose.
And of course when in Chiang Mai one of the must-sees are the elephants. Good gawd, elephants and I do not have nothing in common, so... yawn.
Chiang Mai's markets are likewise brimming with woven fabrics, silver jewelry and other butingtings, and heaps of kawai stuff sold in the streets. Seems like Chiang Mai also is a big producer of amazing furniture and house abubot.
I'm sooooo going to Chiang Mai within this year... preferably during the cold season. And I'd probably give that baby panda a good cuddling.
Anyway, I really loved traveling with my colleagues coz they're quite a fun bunch. With this trip in particular I developed more respect for them. Again I saw how they work so well as a team and can even carry such amazing equanimity despite the pressure.
And of course work is always sanuk (fun). Indeed, I feel tres lucky to be working with them.