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jimmyaaa    2

Hello ! Im an american , mid forties , active , experienced traveler coming to chiang mai to test the waters on staying indefinetly . Im hoping a member here can give me a tip on my first stop/rental......Initially i am looking for a quiet motel/guesthouse that is surrounded by nature/trees/landscape that has walking/running trails or paths within few minutes of residence . Only looking for daily or weekly rental initially (not afraid to go monthly if i like it) . I walk alot so several kms away from central is ok . Mostly eat out and occasionally cook simple . I have a few beers twice a week so near nightlife not important . .......The biggest draw of your area (to me) is it appears to be surrounded by scenery , not big city , and reasonable cost of living.....thanks in advance and see you in 3 weeks !   p.s. anywhere from 300 baht to 1000 baht for nightly rental costs . I dont care much about furnishings ,simple is best and location is everything

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Nick ZepTepi    110

I recommend you learn to ride a motorcycle, moped, scooter - and bring a licence that shows that.
You might find it difficult to find all of that in walking distance but a short bike ride to one or two and the rest could be walking.


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jimmyaaa    2

thanks nick ! i wont be buying a motorbike but do occasionally take one when needed (im in asia now) ...im not an experienced driver and dont think its worth it (for me personally) ...and i walk a lot and actually prefer it if not surrounded by complete chaos (standard asia big city style) ! ideally , i find right location i can run/hike/walk in the mornings ( for health) and only do it for actual transpo when needed . I can usually make do foodwise anywhere . And i dont mind paying for cabs when needed 

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tonray    5,394
31 minutes ago, jimmyaaa said:

thanks nick ! i wont be buying a motorbike but do occasionally take one when needed (im in asia now) ...im not an experienced driver and dont think its worth it (for me personally) ...and i walk a lot and actually prefer it if not surrounded by complete chaos (standard asia big city style) ! ideally , i find right location i can run/hike/walk in the mornings ( for health) and only do it for actual transpo when needed . I can usually make do foodwise anywhere . And i dont mind paying for cabs when needed 

Just be aware the air quality in Chiang Mai at certain times of year will likely make running quite difficult.

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JulieM    295

Check out Suthep Road.  Find a place as close to the mountain as you can get. 

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InMyShadow    312

Where do you live in the USA? Chang Mai is terribly boring and that's in the tourist areas. You really want to stay even further out, miles away in a nondescript area?

 

Go stay around chiang mai gate for a week and work outwards from their if it's to busy for you

 

 

 

 

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jimmyaaa    2
6 hours ago, Ruffian Dick said:

Check the forum at Trip Advisor, sounds like you are asking for tourist lodgings.

definetly looking for tourist lodgings initially....im pretty flexible and wouldnt be afraid to rent longer term if i find area i like

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jimmyaaa    2
4 hours ago, InMyShadow said:

Where do you live in the USA? Chang Mai is terribly boring and that's in the tourist areas. You really want to stay even further out, miles away in a nondescript area?

 

Go stay around chiang mai gate for a week and work outwards from their if it's to busy for you

 

 

 

 

ya dream scenario is 1 km from town , third floor nice view overlooking some mountains/scenery , with walking/running path close by . Definetly want the best of both worlds (convenience and quiet) with not too remote and not too much city....chiangmai gate ?ill take a look and thanks           basically dont wanna start my morning dodging jeepnies/bikes/tuctucs/ect fighting my way to my morning nature fix 

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CNXBKKMAN    1,200
20 hours ago, JulieM said:

Check out Suthep Road.  Find a place as close to the mountain as you can get. 

That would be my recommendation too, top end of Suthep Road. Close to the Pilgrims Trail, close to the University and Nimmanheim area.

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InMyShadow    312
The Smith Residence is located south of the Chiang Mai gate, near the Wua Lai Saturday Night Market. They have a pretty lively expat community there.
http://www.chiangmaismithres.com/Chiangmai_apartment/
Actually that's where I stayed for a month and the bar downstairs was a great casual nightly meet up.. Great bunch of guys and Gals and the perfect place for a newbie like me to get good advice

Unfortunately chiang mai to boring for me but smith's was a stand out
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jimmyaaa    2
On 9/11/2017 at 10:37 AM, JulieM said:

Check out Suthep Road.  Find a place as close to the mountain as you can get. 

ya  i think ill check out this location along with huay tung lake , royal flora ratchupruek , bikebpath along canal road , suan buak , ect.... ill find the running/nature location for me that fits then just rent something close by.....even a great rental for me sucks if i gotta commute in the morning to run.....i dont mind taking a taxi at night a few kms  to go out , shop , ect a few times a week....thanks for all responses and any quiet/no vehicles /scenic walking jogging areas not mentioned much appreciated

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