NEWS: We'll next be in Chiang Mai in July 2011. If you'd like to schedule a walk contact us after mid-June. Thank you.
In 2011 (and possibly beyond) we are offering occasional food and photography tours in Chiang Mai, where we are collaborating on a book celebrating the 100th anniversary of Warorot Market and the general longevity of Gat Luang, its surrounding neighborhood.
(Read more about the Gat Luang project go here.)
This project will take us to Chiang Mai in April, June/July, September and December. We will announce our exact schedules at the top of this page when we know them -- typically 4-6 weeks before a trip.
The friendships we've made in Chiang Mai over the last 8 years -- and the insights into the city that we are gaining as a result of our work on this project -- allow us to offer a little something different when it comes to food and photography tours.
Robyn's food walks in Gat Luang run around 2 1/2 to 3 hours and comprise a lot of tasting, as well as forays into Warorot and Don Lam Yai markets and nearby lanes and alleys. What we'll eat will vary walk to walk but may include freshly made chapati and daal, koay chiap (rolled rice noodle soup with delicious crispy pork), traditional Thai kanom (sweets), ruammit (refreshing iced coconut milk 'soup'), and northern Thai saikrawk (sausage) and nam prik num (roasted green chili dip), for instance. Many of the stops we make will be at decades-old eateries and stalls.
Another option is a tuk-tuk assisted "multi-cultural" Chiang Mai tasting tour encompassing Muslim Thai, northern Thai, central Thai, Chinese-Thai, Indian-Thai, and Shan flavors.
Dave's photography tours run around 3 hours. They're private, tailored to the participant's goals as a photographer, and end with a review and critique of the day's shoots. For more information on Dave's photography tours, go here.
To inquire about/book a tour drop us an email.
We look forward to eating and shooting with you in Chiang Mai!