Baan Lanna Moon

Our apartment is tucked in between two busy roads here in Chiang Mai, so we can stay plenty occupied, but we do appreciate that we’re on a quiet back lane. A little more local, and most of our neighbors here at the Baan Lanna Moon apartments are expats or on extended vacations, much like us. Our neighbor Herb is a friendly Canadian with a lovely garden and an open-door policy. It kind of feels like the dorms at college, but with a global twist. We have lots of interesting and chatty neighbors, and Jane has even had a few occasions to practice her French.

We’re paying 7,000 Thai Baht per month for our place, which is about 220 USD. Pretty much a steal! The apartment isn’t huge by any means, but that’s not a problem since we have access to a great pool and lounge area downstairs, as well as a communal kitchen when we feel like cooking. Not to mention, it’s fun just to get out to¬†wander the streets of the city and get a little bit lost now and then.

Our room

Our room

Another view of our bedroom

Another view of our bedroom

The view down the hall - Herb's garden

The view down the hall – Herb’s garden

The pool area

The pool area

The shower at the pool - waterfall style

The shower at the pool – waterfall style

The view from the deep end

The view from the deep end

Poolside garden

Poolside garden

The view down our street, including sleeping cat

The view down our street, including sleeping cat

One of the sweet little cats that lives downstairs

Another cute little cat sleeping downstairs

 

22 thoughts on “Baan Lanna Moon

    • Glad you’re liking it Papa! We got some great photos at the jungle temple in Chiang Dao this weekend, can’t wait to show you those, love you!

  1. Your new home looks light, cheerful, and cozy! Your trip is off to a great start. Keep those pictures coming. It’s so fun to follow your adventures. We send a hug to you both.

    • Looks really nice, Babies. We love your blog. It’s a great way to stay in touch. Take care-we all love you and miss you. Be so safe.

    • Hugs to you too! We miss you, and we’ll have some great photos up soon of the stay we had in Chiang Dao (about an hour and a half up into the mountains). Love you both!

    • Thanks dear! The neighborhood is pretty great. A few streets over, there are a lot of touristy areas, and super busy night markets too. But we’re also just a five-minute walk away from our favorite pork noodle soup lunch place, and most of the locals are so friendly.

      In Thailand, no one waves “hi,” instead you’re supposed to bow your head and say “sawasdekaa(f.)/kap(m.).” I enjoy that a lot. And the babies here are so happy! They’re constantly getting cuddled and held, and when we say hi to a family with a baby, the parents smile and wave the baby’s hands at us. Pretty adorable.

  2. Love your apartment. Happy Thanksgiving guys. I think you two have lots to be thankful for – enjoying your wonderful trip and especially, each other. Am really enjoying your blog.

    • We’re definitely thankful for this trip! And for our family and friends, for supporting us and keeping up with us while we’re gone. Thank you for reading Aunt Gay, we love you!

  3. It looks beautiful where you are staying. Enjoy yourselves…..you are living your dream and a once in a lifetime experience! Keep posting the pictures~we are enjoying them.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for the cool blog.

    I am thinking about a long stay here, and I was wondering if you have a private balcony, and if the internet speed is okay for surfing

    Cheers
    Paul

    • Yes, we do have a private balcony, although it’s quite small. They seem to vary slightly in size room to room, and it’s big enough for one small chair. The internet speed is typically acceptable for surfing and Skype usage, but it goes down and the router needs to be reset fairly often. This seems to be pretty common in Thailand. It’s a really nice place to stay, good price, and it’s in a really great location. Thanks for your comment!

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