Alex Block

See, try, experience and share

Day 141: Beauty, beast and pancake

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Today I spend another nice day in Chiang Mai. Another try for great Thai cinemas (I heard a lot how good they are and can confirm it). I watched new version of “Beauty and the Beast”and loved it a lot. After it I checked really cool thing here. There is cafe, which can make a […]

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Day 140: Planning time

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This days I spend lots of time online, because it’s not only rest time now, but also planning time. Actually, essential part of every journey: little stressful, but still very inspiring. It’s the stage where ideas are turning into reality. It’s definitely not the first time I’m doing really big research work and lots of […]

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Day 139: Another try for High tea

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When I researched for places in Chiang Mai for high tea, I found that apart from Dhara Dhevi there’s one more nice place. So today (as I wanted to get out) I checked High Tea at Anantara. The place itself is modern and pretty nice designed hotel, located on the bank of river. Tea is […]

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Day 138: 5 random thoughts about Chiang Mai

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1. Ladyboy cabaret is popular, nice staged and could be fun, but actually made just for straight young tourists and nothing special. Especially sound quality is disaster. 2. Each day at 6pm they play national anthem at some places with loudspeakers. They expect everyone including tourists to stop what they are doing, stand up and […]

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Day 137: Hiking to Doi Suthep

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What’s cool about Chiang Mai is that’s getting to the nature is very quick and easy. When I look to the map of the surroundings, I found myself in modern trendy life with old city from one side and waterfalls and beautiful hills on the other. All in 20 minutes walking distance. When i saw […]

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Day 136: Chilling

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I’m still prefere chilling to sightseeing! But I made a progress: I checked blogs, magazines and mobile phone guides to see what else to do in Chiang Mai and got my shortlist of 15 more things. There’s much left, many nature and animals, but mostly outside the city. I’m really surprised in a best way […]

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Day 135: Rest day

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Today my day was just another rest day with the gym, book, pool, some planning for future travels. To be true, nothing particular to talk about, so I’d better share some more pics from Chiang Mai. Looks like my photography eye and my camera had a good day after some rest. Would you like to […]

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Day 134: Chiang Mai Temples

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No visit to Chiang Mai is complete without visiting some of it’s major Wats. Most famous are located within the walls of old city centre. So I couldn’t miss it, too! Today I had the obligatory walk around city centre with some wat-hopping! Chiang Mai centre is nice, but nothing more. Usual combination of houses, […]

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Day 133: Wise budget travel

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I was never too excited about the concept of classical backpacking: dorms, beer and hitchhiking never felt as my cup of tea. I always hated sleeping with strangers and shared bathroom never could give me good privacy. I have found that reasonable accommodation can really make a difference. That’s probably not the thing about the […]

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Day 132: Chiang Mai Zoo

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Chiang Mai Zoo is cool idea for half-a-day in the city. I have read some controversial feedbacks about it, but decided to try. And ended up with really cool time there! First I need to mention that this zoo gone through huge renovation around 15 years ago, so it’s little out-of-date now. Looks like something […]

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