Friday, 8 August 2014

Chiang Mai: Teddy Bear Cafe and Interesting Things

Nimmanhaenim Street is a where the hotel drops us off during the morning, it's a long street filled with interesting cafes and shops. It's a great place to explore Chiang Mai! We stopped by this unusual cafe called Tawan Shine located on Nimmanhaenim Sol 1, which is a street that branches off from the main Nimmanhaenim street. We wanted a cold drink to cool ourselves down, because walking in humid hot air can be very draining. The exterior of the cafe is colourful and quirky with handmade table clothes, blue bricks and splashes of colour everywhere. We decided to sit inside, and when we entered the cafe, we were surprised to see soft toys everywhere, there were soft toys clumped together like an art piece hanging on the wall, elephant soft toys hanging behind the chairs, there were toys on the table and in cabinets. It was quite overwhelming, but interesting at the same time. You're actually able to purchase these toys if you like. I don't have any pictures, but we ordered refreshing mango smoothies, iced coffee and iced Thai tea. It took awhile for it to come out, but it was worth it! They were all delicious and definitely cooled us down. Tawan Shine really was unique in a way that I've never seen cafes like it.

Chiang Mai is so clean, with rarely any rubbish, making it great to walk down roads. There really are some interesting buildings and little things along the road that caught my eye. One thing that synonymous around Thailand, in my opinion, is the copious amount of overhead wires gathered together. It looks slightly dangerous to be honest. Chiang Mai is so great, I saw so many interesting things along our walk.