Chiang Mai is NOT boring
When I was down in Pattaya I met a lot of guys who asked me where I lived before I came down to Pattaya and so I told them that I spent the last 3 years living in Chiang Mai. Most responses I got was somewhere along the lines of "How could you do that?" Even on this blog I get a lot of guys telling me how boring Chiang Mai is and that the place is only for retired guys with their Thai wives. And while Chiang Mai still remains the idea place for retirees to come and live out their days how is it that day to day month to month I rarely meet those guys?
I certainly don't live in a bubble I'm out there meeting new people all the time, truth be told I meet and hang with more Thai people than I do Farang and I am never bored. Chiang Mai always has something to do if you get out there and do it. If your only idea of fun is hitting the beer bars or go go's then sure you'll get bored after about 2 weeks when all those girls know and recognise you, what you need to do is go live in Pattaya if that's all you want however Chiang Mai is so much more than whore mongering you can actually have a solid life here.
There is much more to life than just going to the clubs and bars picking up bar whores I and in Chiang Mai there is actually some cool things to do during the day. How about a ride out to the Mae Gnat Dam or the Mok Fah waterfall for something natural. Got a weekend off then do the Mae Hong Son loop I recommend this as one of the best rides in Thailand!
The past few years as seen the rise and rise of the 20-40 something guys moving to live in Chiang Mai, they've tried Phuket they've done Bangkok but they are now settling into Chiang Mai and why? Because it's life at a discount! If you make your money online be it as little as $1000 a month you can move and live in Chiang Mai and have a great time. It's easy to get around going out is super cheap in fact you can have an awesome night out pick up girls and it'll cost you less than 500 baht! Try and do that in Bangkok!
Now for those of you who think that Chiang Mai nightlife finishes at 1 am and all that is left to do is go to spicy you guys are so wrong! I've had super fun nights out with mates who see a totally different side to Chiang Mai and if your an old guy sure it's not really going to be the same but if your a young guy or at least young at heart man you can have some fun in Chiang Mai.
How about this night out in Chiang Mai:
10pm: Noodles at my favourite noodle shop. 30 baht each
10:30pm: Bottle of pipers and mixers and talked to the hot Chang Girls 250 baht each
12 midnight: At my favourite underage club in Chiang Mai (sorry guys this isn't listed on the Chiang Mai mongers map)! 160 baht each (we took the bottle).
3 am: Took 3 girls with us to eat at the late night bar ate dinner 5 of use 200 baht each
4 am: Went to late night karaoke with some rather good dancing girls another bottle 600 baht each
7 am: Went to Sai Baht with the monks at Suthep market 30 baht
7:30 am Back At home.
Now I made the mistake of taking the girls we got at the club to go eat instead of straight to the short time hotel of course after they ate they were ready to go home! Not that it matters really still my point here is Chiang Mai is not boring.
How about this night out I had with one of my best mates:
10pm Go to the Santitum brothel 1100 baht price includes room with a good looking milky white Chiang Mai girl 20y/o (sorry guys again I don't list this place on the Chiang Mai nightlife map).
11:30pm Infinity meet up with some CMU girls buy bottle at 7/11 cost between me and my mate 700 baht each
3:30pm Girls are drunk take them to Short time hotel for more fun another bottle at 7/11 for 500 baht, room costs 800 baht for 4 hours
8am get home
Now this kinda night out is more more expensive but still way cheaper and way more fun than I'd have in Pattaya or Bangkok. Try and do all that in Bangkok or Pattaya for 2500 baht!
If you think the only places left to hang late night in Chiang Mai is Zoe and Spicy then you've still got lots to learn about Chiang Mai.