For a variety of reasons, Chiang Mai is probably one of our favorite destinations in Thailand.
Thailand's second largest city is still dwarfed by the massive size of Bangkok but still offers a lot of charm and Thai culture for visitors.
One of our favorite things to do here is shopping for antiques. Lanna Antiques (shown above) is one of our "must" stops when in Chiang Mai. Although we're not currently in the market for more buddhas, you never know when something may catch your eye.
The "Silver Temple" has been going through years of construction and there doesn't seem to be a defined end at the moment.
A break for afternoon coffee and evening mango with sticky rice.
Catching up with old friends from Sweden who coincidently visit Chiang Mai just about every year.
We first met about 10 years ago in the ancient capital of Sukhothai in central Thailand.
Then there's the more serious business of some minor dental work for Alan.