As I was saying, I spent about 3 weeks alone in Chiang Mai, Thailand last December. I just posted my sketches from the previous week in Singapore, and now here are the Thailand sketches! Honestly they're mostly a bunch of wats.
Wat Khuan Khama (near some of the best khao soi in town, Khao Soi Khun Yai)
Wat Fa Ham (near the other best khao soi in town, Khao Soi Lam Duan)
I got around mostly by songthaew. You hail these little red trucks and tell them where you want to go, and if you're lucky they say sure and name a price. It's usually ~20 baht anywhere in the old city, and more if you want to go further afield. This is a pretty great deal as compared to how much you'd otherwise pay for a tuk-tuk.
If you can't catch a songthaew, you take a tuk-tuk. On the plus side, it's just you and therefore goes exactly where you want with no side-trips to drop off other passengers. On the down side, it's an order of magnitude more expensive.
Bird's Nest cafe was practically around the corner from where I was staying, so of course I spent lots of time there. Great tea, and a view of yet another lovely wat
Wat Pha Bong
Another take on Wat Pha Bong
There were a few kids playing music and accepting donations near the big Saturday night market.
I wish I could remember where this wat was.
Or this one.
I kept going back to this lady, since she was willing to serve me food that was actually moderately spicy.