2019 By Boho Trip

It was a long but beautiful journey until I could fulfil my dream about manifesting my dream boho houses here in magic and wild Portugal .


I mean , I am on road traveling and exploring our planet since very long . I grew  up in a bohemian artist family in Germany but since I was a teenager the east was calling me home ..India and Asia nurtured me in my quest for spiritual awakening and it was the source for my creative work as a slow fashion designer until now .  Ibiza is my island where I live since 2000 but when I visited my spiritual teacher Mooji in the deep valleys of the wild Alentejo I felt in love again with  the land , the people and freedom I feel here in my heart .

- Jane

Hello...

Chiang Mai

Every winter i come at least for 10 days to Chiang mai, i love this vibrant city in the north of Thailand for several reason. ..

Chiang Mai has still the old charm of traditional Thailand , it's pretty relaxed and beautiful to wander around .

my tip : stay in a guesthouse in the old town , rent a chinese bicycle with a basket to put your bag and just discover all of cm beauty.

Wake up early and ride around the old city , stop and watch the temples , sit and meditate a while .

refresh yourself with yummy matcha ice tea and than when you are tired have a massage .

I love ti book 30 min foot massage , following by 1 hour Thai yoga . It’s the best and you can get if for under 8 Euro . I treat myself every day for a massage or spa visit .

please check my tips for best places in cm .

EAT GOOD & HEALTHY:

no problem here up in north Thailand . CM is the paradise for amazing fresh food and drinks , it has many vegetarian and vegan restaurants with beautiful gardens to chill or drink your fresh Mango juice , i love thai food .

So i start my day with a tasty veggie noodle soup , a lemon grass tea .

Later of course there is yummy pad Thai noodles or fried rice . If you are a seafood lover you will be happy too.

 

I love the local markets here and i buy a lot of fresh fruit every day .

pineapple , mango , melon ,papaya you name it for pennies !

Smoothies and healthy juices every where.

CM has probably the cuttest coffee shops in the world . They produce fresh coffee here near by in the mountains and it’s super good .

Find cute little and big coffee shops on every corner and enjoy it listing to cool jazz music and just chill or work on your lap top .

 

I am a vegetarian since more than 20 years and therefore cm is amazing for me because there are so many veggie and vegan places here .

One of my favourite is Birdsnest ,it’s in super nice and quite small road in the old town where I sometimes stay . It charming wooden decI , chill out corner , good books and best food and drinks . Try the lunch set which has soup , fresh salad and a yummy sandwich . Old favourite of many Chiang Mai lovers .

 

this time I stayed in an amazing big flat next to Wat Suang dok , it was my pleasure to go early morning to the temple to meditate a bit , enjoy the surroundings and than go to the lovely slow food vegetarian restaurant pun pun and have my breakfast mostly noodle soup and ginger tea there . It’s so peaceful there , cheap and great fresh and healthy food .

 

Sometimes I need a good salad , that’s why when I discoverd Salad concept I was super happy . They have a big menu with totally awesome salads and other healthy options . It’s big , clean and great to work .Also salad garden is really good try the salmon and quinoa salad , both places are near to Niaman area where most digital nomads like to stay longterm , they are many options for renting an Appartment and hang out in this trendy area which has 100 of cute coffe shops , little boutiques , massage parlours . It’s like a little dreamy Walt Disney world there .

DIGITAL NOMAD LIFESTYLE

 

 

CM is one of the most popular digital nomad destination in the world . I understand it because it’s really a great city to live for a while. You can rent a modern apparment with ac , kitchen and in many cases swimming pool and gym for less than 400€ a month .

Food is super cheap and excellent choice .Its a pleasant city with lots of trees , ancient wood houses , temples , coffee shops and trendy co working places to choose of .

Thats the reason many nomads love it here , I am one of them and I am actually thinking of buying an appartment to come here regularly.

For Transport you can use the local taxis , Uber or grap is easily available. Rent a bicycle or a little scooter and you can discover the city by yourself . Traffic is still smooth , no comparison to crazy Bangkok where I would not dare to drive alone in the city .

Chiang Mai still has this boho ethnic sweetness. That’s why I love it so much ..

GO AROUND

 

Chiang Mai is pretty easy to go around

as they old town is in square surrounded by the old city walls , it’s lovely to walk around and discover it .

 

I personally love to ride a bicycle there . You get one of the very comfortable chinese Bicycle with a basket in front very cheap at ever corner .

 

if you live a little outside the old town is very nice to rent a little scooter and discover the city like a local .

so much fun , but only drive if you are used to ride a scooter please .