Have a good lead, thanks to Yell, on an apt. near the Night Bazaar. I"ll be going into the Old City regularly. Apt. owner advises renting a motor for Chiang Mai--any thoughts on this? My previous experience is only Bangkok for a few months at the time, and I relied on all the usual transport there--BTS, tuk tuk, taxi, etc.
Thanks for the advice, DE, but I'll have to decline. I'm 6,2" and weigh 260 lbs. I fear that the sidewalks would be littered with maimed Thais.
Are flippers really essential in Krabi?
I know they were the must have accesory in 2008, but I guess things have moved on.
I was thinking of getting a unicycle so I could blend in.
This is what you want for getting around CM in style.
You probably won't have a woman like that on the back though. I mean she looks like a real lady. She's only there because she loves Vespas.
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
Don't get a place near the night bazaar unless you are glutton for punishment.
I would suggest Huay Kaew apartments or that area. Or if you really are smart get out of the tourist trap areas all together.
yes, a motorcycle is a good form of transportation, but if you want to save money then find a place near your job and walk.
Most neighborhoods have markets that are in walking distance.
If you plan on living here for 2 + years then it might be worth it otherwise it is a loss of income.
Kentucker, you are a moron. you are not in Thailand, probably have never even been here and you are giving advice.
You can fit more girls on back of motorbike than you can carry on skates.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
If you're going to live in Chang Mai and have any kinda quality of life, you need your own transportation.
This is it... The apocalypse.
I like a big chopper.
Damnit, I wasn't allowed one. Back in the day - pull up a chair and get comfy; don't mind the cat, if he bites, he's only being friendly - where was I? Oh, yes. Back in the day when the first Raleigh Chopper came out there were a lot of reports about accidents involving the bike. In playground folklore it was that the gear knob would remove yer knackers if you crashed. John Craven was outraged. So, the Raleigh Chopper II was released (in weird space age colours like ultra violet) but, like the Lockheed DC-10, the Raleigh Chopper's reputation never recovered and it continued to strike fear into the hearts of parents throughout the land...
Bike fail in my house.