Spontaneous Joyride Up Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
After catching a late lunch at Salad Concept, and getting coffee at one of the Wawee Coffees in Nimmanhaemin (which is also littered with a whole lot of other cafes), Ro suddenly suggested that we go to Mae Rim.
And before I knew it, off we were.
Mae Rim is around 45 minutes from Chiang Mai. If I were to create an analogy for Filipinos to relate to, it’s sort of how Tagaytay might be to Metro Manila - a nearby mountain escape - but with even less people and establishments.
We then headed to Baan Mon Muan, Ro’s favorite spot in Mae Rim, where he goes roughly twice a week when in Chiang Mai.
[Ro on the left, Jane on the right]
[One of the cozy seating areas at the entrance of Baan Mon Muan]
[Quirky design details]
[Walkways around the Baan]
We hung out for a while, appreciating our surroundings, over tea for me, Heinekens for Jane, and mostly water for Ro. :P
[With my accidental host via the Chiang Mai sleeper train, and my accidental “driver” (:P) via my accidental host]
It’s nice how the universe works sometimes and conspires to bring people like Hanne and Ro & Jane to me in my travels, who in turn give me a lot of awesome travel experiences I might not have had on my own.
Cheers to strangers who don’t stay strangers!
Really looking forward to their visit to the Philippines so I can give back to them as well. :)