What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets
Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets

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What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand (& Hyderabad, India)

The main purpose of my trip was to go to India to undertake a promised visit to my friend Rukmini to catch up. I chose to fly via Bangkok rather than take a cheaper trip with another airline through Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. There were two reasons:

  1. To visit my nephew’s new baby in Bangkok for the first time, and
  2. I wanted to end up in Chiang Mai and this way was the least hassle.

I left Australia on the evening of 18 February with Thai Airways and arrived Bangkok at 3.30 am on the 19th (9.5 h flight). This was a really stupid idea on the basis that coming from Canberra, if I caught the 10am flight I’d have to spend an expensive night in a Sydney hotel. I’ve since found a cheap alternative near the airport and the saving wasn’t worth it!

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Classic SciFi 4: William Gibson Neuromancer

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Molly from Brazilian Cover
Molly from Brazilian Cover

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William Gibson, Neuromancer 1984

The local came booming in along the black induction strip, fine grit sifting from cracks in the tunnel’s ceiling. Case shuffled into the nearest door and watched the other passengers as he rode. A pair of predatory looking Christian Scientists were edging toward a trio of young office techs who wore idealized holographic vaginas on their wrists, wet pink glittering under the harsh lighting. The techs licked their perfect lips nervously and eyed the Christian Scientists from beneath lowered metallic lids. The girls looked like tall, exotic grazing animals, swaying gracefully and unconsciously with the movement of the train, their high heels like polished hooves against the gray metal of the car’s floor. Before they could stampede, take flight from the missionaries, the train reached Case’s station.

This is my favourite description in Neuromancer.

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

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All Chiang Mai food articles have been updated to March 2016:

Akha Food     2 Khao Soy   3 Pho Vieng Chane    4 French and Italian Restaurants

Entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home
Entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza with some side notes on Bangkok

Introduction

Coming from Australia, it seems strange to recommend and be writing about food in a shopping mall. I have eaten in shopping malls in Australia but I wouldn’t brag about it. However, shopping malls in Thailand and their food halls and restaurants can be very good.

I’ve just spent three weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand in March and have updated all my Food in Chiang Mai articles to March 2016: Lunch at Pho Vieng Chane, French and Italian Restaurants and, in particular, Akha Food and Khao Soy.

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