First time in Chiang Mai Thailand – Let’s look around

This is the first time that Gift and I have been in Chiang Mai Thailand. We enjoyed Chiang Mai and spending time with Jay and his family from Eight miles from home and Jonny and Som from Jonny There’s Something Happening. Follow me on Instagram at joegreenwtf and email me at
Link to Thai Girl Gift

Link to Jonny There’s Something Happening

Link to Eight Miles from Home

Ember Coffee & Eatery
Address: 14/1-2, Soi 4, Nimmanahaeminda Road, Su Thep, Chiang Mai 50200
Phone: 085 031 1286
Cuisine: American, Thai
Hours: Open ยท Closes 8 PM

Huay Tueng Tao Lake

Jim’s Burger


  1. hi joe Chiang mai one of my favs places been there 3 times so far,,love the coffee cafes and the history of the place ,,see you in bangkok in a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

  2. If your wondering why your stool is dark black for 3 or 4 days , don’t worry you’ll pass the burger. I was getting afraid, thinking of going to the hospital.

  3. Great video guys! Continued safe travels and keep having fun…no worries about the feedback…understand you need to enjoy yourselves also. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ Loved that picture of the old guys on the wall 10-15 years from now….ha ha.

  4. Next time your coming up to Chiang Mai, be sure to contact me and the wife and we’ll spend a day with you….. Been to that lake, Huay Tueng Tao many a time, it’s a great place to take someone to and enjoy a nice meal with a great atmosphere….. It does look like you stayed in the South West part of Chiang Mai, which is a very touristy area. Maybe on a future trip you can stay in the old city center which shows more old style Thai features…. It looks like you were at the old town on Sunday evening for the weekly Sunday walking market….. Looks like you all had fun, welcome to Chiang Mai…….

  5. Great video joe. Chiang mai is my favorite city in Thailand. I always stay in the old city. So much to do around there and east of the old city there are many more markets and night life. So many good restaurants there as well.

  6. Next time if you cross the street there is a placed called โ€œThe Salad Conceptโ€. Big menu with coffee, juices, and organically grown vegetables. Best salads and wraps in Thailand. Lived in Chiang Mai for 3 years.

  7. Prefer village life. Clean air, no mask needed. Peace and quiet to sooth the soul. Eggs are free from the chickens out back of the house (295 Baht for 2 eggs and a few sides!!!!!) But damn what do I know, to each his own. You are clearly loving your life brother, and that is what it is all about. I am jealous as I will not be full time living in LOS for another few years.

  8. Had a good belly laugh Joe when you said I might not get up, i need a chair at the lake lol. It’s quite the sight on Sunday nights coming through the old town walls looking down on the sea of people at the market. I was at same spot 2weeks ago, looks like everyone is wearing masks now because of the coronavirus. Loved every minute of this vlog. Almost 10k subscribers Joe, well deserved bud๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  9. Holy!! $295 baht for breakfast in Thailand!! Big spenders. Toronto is one of the more expensive cities on the planet and I don’t pay that much at a breakfast restaurant here. Last week me and four friends had the same size breakfast with bottomless coffee included for $7.50 CAD (175 baht) each. Granted, it’s a frozen wasteland here in Canada at the moment but seriously!? I really want to move to Thailand but I fear by the time I’m ready to retire it’ll be far too expensive.

    1. Stephanie Simmonds
      I was paying that price in London 8 years ago six days a week when I was working on the dust ( trash man rubbish collector ) whatever you guys call it . no such thing as bottomless coffee in the U.K. and the ambience was nowhere as nice as that place , more like a greasy spoon.

    2. It would cost about the same if not more in the states my friend. Definitely not a breakfast that I would eat everyday. There are many cheaper options in Thailand but western food will always cost more. All the best!

    3. That particular area, Nimman Square, in the video where they had breakfast caters to young IT workers who work remotely and prices are inflated due to their salaries and spending habits. English breakfasts, granola smoothies, waffles etc… If one is not careful you can blow your budget in Thailand, but it’s not difficult to find great value if that is your preference. Even in Nimman just a few blocks away in either direction there is low cost Thai food. It is a matter of knowing where to go and what to buy as fits within your budget.

    4. That was obviously a specialist breakfast place (and worth every baht by the looks of it;). For sure wouldn’t have daily of course. Can also get 99 baht western breakky in places, depends if you want quality and what you’re in the mood for. BTW, perspective, just checked Toronto price for Khao Pad Gai at Bangkok Garden restaurant = $17!!! Now THAT is expensive 555!


  11. I like CM,been there a few times now over the years,.i stay at the vista hotel just inside the old city walls,.800 bht a night and loads of parking, handy to get to all the attractions to,.i recomend Archers in CM for breakfast [google it] that burger would have floored me especially after all the food you had before it ! the lake looked like a good place to visit,but I couldn’t be doing with the siting on the floor either,. scarry looking with all the people wearing masks around thappe gate its not the best attraction in CM but night bazaar is worth a visit,.upwards and onwards joe , cheers ,.

  12. Hello Joe and Gift , my friends own a restaurant in Chang Mai ” Dee Doo ” restaurant . Andrew and his Thai wife are the owners . I know you are very , busy but if you get a chance to stop bye please say hello to Andrew . Across the street from Chiang Mai Gate hotel !!!… Enjoy looks great be safe !

  13. Another great video Joe and Gift..Always a nice pick me up in the morning as I am getting myself together in the morning.This makes my day.Nice walk thru on the markets.That place that you passed called Black Canyon Coffee is supposed to be very good.It is also nice to show the American and other english speaking people an alternative to visiting Bangkok. I would imagine that the language barrier isn’t as bad.

  14. Thanks for the video Joe and Gift, Iโ€™m interested in getting your opinion when you get back about Chiang Mai. Traffic is no way as bad as bangkok
    Where did you stay at, looks like Nimman district where the coffee shop was. Thats area Iโ€™m looking to move as many restaurants so close.
    Let me know when you are back and see you in May. Michael & Sharon

  15. Hi Joe and Gift, Stayed in Chiang Mai for 3 weeks a year ago and while not a party place,the people were very cool and the temples are beautiful.If you are still there go eat at Gracie Thai food,its on trip advisor,very good and cheap Thai food,packed with people.All the best,thanks.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

  16. I hope Gift appreciates and knows how lucky she is to be so young and living such a fun, entertaining and less stress life. ๐Ÿ˜Š I would switch places with her for a couple of weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Nice one Joe ,, you let me drive your new car and you will have a great relaxing ride in the back with Gift ,,,,,, you will both sleep like babies

  18. Really breaking in that new vehicle. Good on you. Thanks for this video. I’m planning on visiting Chaing Mai, as well as other cities, when I come to Thailand in September.

  19. Anusarn looked quieter than when I was first there 25 years ago……I guess the tourists have just spread out more to Nimman and Maya…….many a happy year spent there.

  20. Chiang Mai is an awesome city to walk around but those sidewalks are deceptive. They’ll be wide enough for 3 people then suddenly disappear and then you are walking in traffic — Particularly in Nimman Square where you had breakfast at Ember. Lots of great western food if that is one’s preference in that square, it seems to be a digital nomad stronghold. Nicely done videos my friend. Appreciate you showing the diversity of Thailand through you and Gift’s perspectives.

  21. You guys are so cute. Weโ€™re so glad to see you guys having such a great time!! Safe travels home….if youโ€™re not actually there already. Hahaha!! Paul says hi!! He was so surprised to see you in a leather jacket! I told him it was much colder up there and then you gave the temps. Hahaha

  22. Just saw the ending and am glad you guys were wearing masks! Itโ€™s getting very concerning out there! China is not being truthful about the extent of the problem and its still spreading outside of the country. Take care! ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ทโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  23. Joe can you please tell me the situation at the moment with Coronavirus I am going to Thailand this Saturday from what I have heard itโ€™s ok in Thailand at the moment

    1. Right now all I know of is one confirmed case here in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ it is a taxi driver who had passengers from China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ. You can check travel advisories as well to stay updated. In my opinion, it is still safe to travel Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ but I would avoid Chinese tourist areas. You can also wear a face mask ๐Ÿ˜ท when out in the public and carry hand sanitizer with you at all times. All the best!

  24. Great video Joe n Gift thanks for keeping us on your journey across beautiful Thailand Chiang Mia I was there 2006 more (Foreigner’s there now Joe) Thank-you again. Daz down under.

  25. Great work Joe can see your a top bloke letting Johnny drive the new truck. Was thinking to retire in Chiang Mai the weather would suit me but my wife’s family are in Issan. Enjoying your vids all the best Joe.

  26. Thank you for CM visit, am very homesick..I live 15 minutes S of the airport when Iโ€™m there near Kad Farang, been to all those places you show..CM has all the amenities, facilities..lots of farang near Tapae gate..anyway, thanks again..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  27. เธจเธดเธฃเธดเธจเธฑเธเธ”เธดเนŒ เน‚เธŠเธ•เธดเธงเธดเธˆเธดเธ•เธฃเธเธธเธฅ says:

    Welcome to Thailand!!! Chiangmai is amazing city…

  28. Hey Joe and Gift, sorry I haven’t commented in a long time but I still look at all your videos.
    Congrats on the purchase of your new Pajero Sports. Mitsubishi make an awesome vehicle.
    Anyway loving the travel vids. Enjoy Chiang Mai.

  29. Nice Video thanks for that. Nice to see Chiang Mai, I will start a new Journey there soon so its realy nice of you for doing the Video. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Gosh, I hope Gift feels better soon. She often looks like she has a sick tummy on your trips. I get motion sickness so I can empathize. Feel better soon pretty Gift!

  31. Chiang Mai a great place to visit but too busy for me, some great history in the old city, the population has out grown the infrastructure. Enjoying the ride, thanks for taking all of us along. Many blessings to you, Gift and family๐Ÿ™
    Cheers ๐Ÿป

  32. Hmmm 5.5 hours to get there? Seems you did it in less then 2 mins haha. All that menu looks good. Not sure I could sit in that hut my back and knees would be toast and not work again for hours. Wow huge burger I would love that it looked awesome.

  33. Hey Joe I can share your pain on sitting on the floor, even younger just not practical so failed my membership to the to the Hippy movement. Good look around Chiang Mai, thanks for that! as its changing fast like many of the tourist places. ๐ŸŒฌ ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธlol.

  34. Chiang Mai is a mess. Other than trip to the doctor and some essential western foods, and Home Pro thereโ€™s not much to see after a couple days. I avoid it like all polluted, over crowded cities.

  35. This is Chiang Mai tower , Air Force One your recon mission has revealed two pretty flowers with long black hair what a find ! LOL Hello ladies !!!… Enjoy and drive safe !

  36. New American follower here. Thanks for the tour – I really enjoyed it. I try to visit Thailand from the US every other year but many, many years ago I lived in little village called Pattaya. Back when there was only ONE hotel and horse back riding on the beach. Truly was a paradise. Maybe I’ll run into you while exercising at Lumphini Park… ย Chuck Dee and เธ‚เธญเธšเธ„เธธเธ“ (Suethape)

  37. Never expected Chang mai to be as busy and modern as it is . Always had this thing in my head that it would be more village than city . Maybe because Iโ€™ve heard so much about the elephants walking around or maybe Iโ€™m living in another era . Thanks for the vid stay safe .

  38. Hey Joe .Thanks for showing us around Chang Mai and getting know what it is like around the city … You are so lucky to find such a sincere, pretty, affectionate, Honorable looking and sweet down to earth woman to have as a companion. Keep us in the loop and up to date with all your video. I cant wait to meet up with my woman I have met in Bangkok later after everything has cleared with the corona virus issue . Steve Australia

  39. ok cut the long walks out of the video’s you took up to 9 min walking to a high end restaurant for a 20 $ us breakfast 300 baht is not what the locals would get. “Wow you must be rich. Off the beaten path cheap what they would eat local jems anyone can look up 5 star yelp places to eat ha ha ha come on dig down deep get the feel of the real culture. always price it

  40. Chiang Mai is the second-largest city in Thailand. They just have a height regulation on the buildings, so it’s more spread out & seems smaller.

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