After a 1 hour flight from Bangkok to Chiangai we checked into a wonderful hotel called the Puripunn, a boutique hotel with 30 rooms and a gorgeous garden setting, in a very quiet neighborhood. They even brought in a crib for Sophie complete with its own mosquito netting, which she's very excited about sleeping under! Well appointed rooms...
... and teak hardwood floors.
A view out of the hallway window.
The pool area was nice, and it was a warm day, so it looked very inviting.
The pool house area where drinks, etc. could be ordered.
There was a pond out in front of the lobby where the kids caught boatloads of tadpoles, and even one full-sized frog!
The overgrown jungle like path to our room.
Some of the local flora...
While Sue and Randy went for a massage, Linda and I stayed by the pool and watched the kids splash around. The pool was COLD but of course the kids didn't mind! They got me to go in for a SHORT dip, which was very... refreshing.
In the evening, we went out to one of the local night markets, where all kinds of trinkets and knock-offs can be had after a round of hard bargaining.
... or perhaps a lantern to light the way?
Here's how I generally feel about this kind of food...
Or, how about a hat made out of aluminum cans? Very pro-environment!
Rows upons rows of candy, also available!