Bakery off the Lamphun road past the rail station
has delicious cakes and coffee.
Dear Chiangmai Mail,
This may be of interest to your readers although it does
not concern Chiangmai directly.
I have lived in Chiangmai for six years and only just
discovered that there is a road to Lamphun that runs alongside the railway
line. It’s funny I have travelled thousands of kilometres around Thailand
but never knew about something on my doorstep so to speak.
When I discovered that road I discovered two other things,
one was six kilometres from Chiangmai Railway Station on the right hand side
of the road there is a coffee shop called “The Bakery “.
I know this will sound like an advertisement and I guess
it is in a way, but the coffee’s, soft drinks and cakes are not to be
missed. The shop is air conditioned and what us English would call cosy.
It’s run by a lovely lady and her husband, who both speak good English.
The other thing I discovered is a restaurant in Lamphun
called the “ Add up Coffee Bar” it’s a riverside restaurant almost opposite
Lamphun’s famous “ Wat Haripunchai”. The menu is extensive, you name it and
they have it. I have tried the spaghetti and meat balls, also the pork steak
which were both delicious. They have all the Thai foods as well of course.
The restaurant is fully air conditioned and there are also tables by the
riverside. The prices of the meals were also very reasonable, certainly not
overpriced. Oh and the Buds Ice Cream they have is simply the best!
If this will be of interest to your readers and they
might want to know more feel free email me [email protected]
All the very best to you All at “The Mail”
I haven’t visited Chiang Mai for years now, I must admit,
so was a bit surprised when I flew in the other day to find a 50 baht
airport fee tacked onto the taxi meter price. Perhaps the taxis must pay a
fee to the airport to pick up passengers. But given that there is zero
public transportation out of the airport other than these taxis, and the
ride into town only cost me 60 baht in the first place, an airport fee that
is almost the same price as my fare seems excessive.
I would be interested where this fee goes, what it pays
for and what the point really is, if it were being collected to institute
buses into town, for instance, then that is fine. But, I must admit, that
this fee, like the one at Suvarnabhumi, does make me wonder.
Wondering at the Airport taxi fee
When walking along the streets of Thailand there are
certain things, although maybe strange to some of us, that are completely
natural here and as a westerner who has lived in this country for the past
eight years you get used to them.
However I have noticed something different while walking
the streets of Chiang Mai recently and it’s the total lack of rubbish. It’s
so refreshing to see that someone in authority is actually bothered about
this and has taken a small amount of pride in their city, their country and
the way they look. I hear through a good friend that the Mayor of Chiang Mai
is responsible for this breath of fresh air and I wish to thank him
personally. Even my Mum, who has been coming to Chiang Mai since 2003, was
pleasantly surprised on her most recent visit.
I now live in the small town of Pai, in Mae Hong Son
province, and we have an overwhelming problem with our waste management as
the tourists continue to flood in. It’s even one of the sights you can now
see as you fly into town. If the Mayor is looking for a new challenge, Pai
is only a 20 minute flight away!