I love to travel.....like everybody
I have been to many "must-go" places.....like everybody
It was fun doing "must-do" activities.....like everybody
Then, I started to go off the track
I started to go where not the crowd would go
I went off the main roads more often.....to see how the locals live
I stopped more at local tiny restaurants.....eating the same as the locals eat
I stopped more at local grocery stores.....trying to find the ice-creams and snacks that I used to have when I was a kid
Instead of just going see stuff, I stayed with the locals more (especially with indigenous people).....learning how they lived their lives
This is what I'm passionate about .... "local lifestyle"
Now, I'd love to share my passion with you, experiencing the local lifestyle and this is how...
How I share my passion
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Taking the local yellow truck
Different from the red truck, which go around the city and you need to negotiate its fare, the local yellow truck will go out of the city with the fixed routes and fares. This is where you can take it
The (Ban Kat-บ้านกาด) yellow truck (or occasionally Mae Wang-แม่วาง) will bring you to Ban Kat Market which normally takes around 45 minutes. You will be sitting on the back which is open-air with (usually) local passengers. Then you will get off at Ban Kat market.
Of course if you'd prefer a more convenient way, you can take Grab as well and get off at Ban Kat Market.
Eating local food
Have you ever been curious of what we actually eat here?
There are lots of good local food that you may not have seen before. All are at the tiny-open air restaurants (some of them are not even restaurants 😅). If you'd like to try, we can go fill up our tummies either before or after the session or both.
What you should know
If you're not staying over night in Mae Wang
The (Ban Kat-บ้านกาด) yellow truck from the city to Ban Kat starts at 7am. The one from Ban Kat to the city will finish around 6-7pm
It takes around 1.5 hour to come from the city to my studio and another 1.5 hour going back, so please make sure that time will not be an issue
I would suggest you to take the yellow truck around 7-9am from the city, so that we can have time to chill on the mountains
If you're staying over night in Mae Wang
There are a lot of homestays in this area, check it out on Air Bnb here: http://tiny.cc/airbnb-maewang
If you know where you will stay, please let me know
If you are staying close by my studio, I'll drive you back to your place after the session. If it's far, please contact your place in advance to see how they will pick you up from my place
If you're already in Mae Wang
Please let know where you're staying. I'll see if I can pick you up or you need take transportation from your place