Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
This day was a perfect tourist day from morning to evening. When we were planning this trip, we knew we wanted to be in Chiang Mai for the Sunday Walking Street Market. Since it started at 4 pm, we had all day for other things. I had read somewhere that in this city of temples, if there is one temple you should not miss, it is Doi Suthep. The photo here is a pano taken from there.
The landmark for our AirBnB was that it was next to Doctor Gen Y Coffee Shop. Seen on the internet through pictures, it looked like such a cute cafe to be so accessible. Since we are early risers, we wished that it was open sooner, and were disappointed that it didn't open until 10 am. However, we did visit there one day to have their delicious looking pastries.
When we got there, it was pouring down rain, so we got ponchos (50 baht). But by the time we reached the top, the rain had stopped. This is a special temple. Lots of gold and monks, and a sense of reverence.
And in the evening, we went to the Sunday market. I bought all kinds of stuff: clothes, lotion, earrings, art ...
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.