Chiang Mai spoils you with its beauty, people, food, and cafes. The last time I was in CM, I ended up spending two months here even after making a grand plan of spending my second month in the south of Thailand. I'll probably be the only person who has been to Thailand, but not any island.
To improve my track record, I decided to take a short touristy trip to Chiang Rai last weekend. I would be lying if I told you that the famous white temple was not my primary agenda.