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Is Chiang Mai going to suit me? Some advice please


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I'm a 34 year old from the UK and have lived in Thailand before. I am considering moving up to Chiang Mai but want to know if it will suit me. I am an engineer by trade but more recently have been working as both an English Teacher and a freelance writer. I make about 70,000 baht a month from that which is fine for me.

 

I want to know if Chiang Mai would suit a single lad like me, i like to have a drink and party on a weekend and of course i want to meet some Thai girls. I like watching sport especially English Premier League and also like a round of golf.

 

Is Chiang Mai a good place for me to move to or is it a bit too quiet?

 

Regards

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I love Chaing Mai and it is not far from Bangkok or any other place should you want full on madness.

 

You are young enough to hook up with Uni Girls of which chaing Mai has stacks there is a small Bar scene and a few Thai only places which you would get to know.

 

The climate is great although i found my Thai is hard for them to grasp up North

 

If you do not try it you will never know and many of those northern birds are stunning mate

 

Ghosty

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University girls? That sounds right up my street. Are these girls out and about on evenings in bars and restaurants? What the hell, i'll give it a try. Where would you recommend staying? I'd like to be central and pay upto maybe 10,000b a month. What about bars showing sports? Golf courses?

 

Thanks for the info.

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well first of all you will find chang mai to be pretty affordable probably even a bit more so than pattaya but you will also take a cut in salary as the pay is not too high...  it is a nice town but isolated in my opinion....

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There's loads of sports bars & a small p4p scene,its nice & relaxed,but the traffic is busy around the moat.

some nice music bars ,& 10,000 should be more than sufficient for lodgings.If you want to fly to BKK the

airport is 15 mins away & 1hour flight.

I'll be there myself for 9 days in 6 weeks.

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I hate to say the obvious but only you will know when you get there. Why not spend a couple of weeks there on a trail?

 

I'm of a similar age and I've made a few trips to Chaing Mai, but usually to avoid the wild nightlife and mass of girls and I've never stayed there longer than 5 or 6 days at a time. 

 

You will of course find girls, bars, and nightlife in Chiang Mai (as well as gold and bars showing EPL), but a they say 'variety is the spice of life,' and I think I would personally get bored of Chiang Mai after a few weeks. I like to be sociable and go out a lot, I enjoy living around chaos and having options when it comes to partying, for me Chiang Mai is more about chilling out, with a much smaller community than I'm used to.

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I have a mate in Chiang Mai who is an english teacher and has worked there 5 years and I think he earns 45,000 a month pays 7000 for an apartment and plays football twice a week, he doesnt do the monger scene anymore as he has a girlfriend from china, he is 31/32 years of age. I think CM has a very young expat population of webmasters/teachers and engineers and looks like an exciting place to live, I'm positive you would get on fine up there. He talks about football 24/7 and knows every website/channel provider for pretty much any game(he has to he supports Leicester). Do it and if you want to play footy I could try to put you in touch

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Thanks for all the info and advice. i'm going to have a month up there at the end of august and see how i like it.

 

Frankstain, thanks i may take up your offer, i'd like to play football when i Thailand. I'll see how i get on for the month i'm there first.

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Chiang Mai is great. I stayed a couple of months at the galare thong apartments, about a 10 minute scoot from the main part of the city. $7500 monthly for furnished 40sqm, with mountain view. check out Pai [pronounced Bai] I consider CM a great place to live. Wish I was there now!

This version of me will not stay the same, tomorrow I will be different.

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S. Baldman,

 

I'm headed to Chiang Mai and thinking about staying in the Galore Thong also for a couple of weeks.

 

Can you recommend or any advice on the area close to GT. Looking for advice on the nightlife scene and neighborhood bars in the immediate area.

 

I will have a scooter to run into town but hopefully there is something within stumbling distance haha. Also any Baht busses close by to get in and out of town if the weather is rainy? cost?

 

Thanks in advance,

Tidiver

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Hey Tidiver, there are quite a few Thai Karoake bars in the area....like almost right outside the GT...but I did not go in. Wise to go in with a wingman...If you go alone you may be likely to get ripped off...plus language issues. Just as I was leaving there was a new massage place opening on the corner out of the Galore Thong access road and main road. It will be on your right....I would start there.  There are tuk tuks and red busses that come right up to the Galore thong...the front desk can help you this...bu tlimited English. If you want a decent english speaker ask for miss Wanwisa.  Galare thong is a little isolated but it has its own restaurant and laundry. The rooms are great there and it is very quiet. 

This version of me will not stay the same, tomorrow I will be different.

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I'm a 34 year old from the UK and have lived in Thailand before. I am considering moving up to Chiang Mai but want to know if it will suit me. I am an engineer by trade but more recently have been working as both an English Teacher and a freelance writer. I make about 70,000 baht a month from that which is fine for me.

 

I want to know if Chiang Mai would suit a single lad like me, i like to have a drink and party on a weekend and of course i want to meet some Thai girls. I like watching sport especially English Premier League and also like a round of golf.

 

Is Chiang Mai a good place for me to move to or is it a bit too quiet?

 

Regards

give it a whirl it has its click scene but alas not for me as you are well aware, but give it a year or so.

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give it a whirl it has its click scene but alas not for me as you are well aware, but give it a year or so.

as an addition there was a writers club scene perhaps would float your boat.

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Chiang Mai is also being touted as the digital nomad capital. that is interesting and will check this scene out on my December visit. BTW, there are also a lot of farang lesbians around...something I ascertained from the number of short haired women wearing Birkenstocks..they are not hostile though if you don't tread on their turf.  [a lot of of comments around about this..i really don't know if its got truth] 

This version of me will not stay the same, tomorrow I will be different.

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