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Coffee and elephants

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We took a spin around Chiang Mai in a red taxi yesterday. We made the driver stop at a coffee shop called Ristr8tto 2 as a very helpful Thai chap had told us his pal ran it. The head barista there had been placed sixth in a recent barista world championship so we thought we,d better check it out. Also, the guy who recommended it had been really helpful when we arrived here in Chiang Mai. As you can see from the picture, the presentation of the coffee is excellent. On top of this the staff there are really nice and the owner/head barista was one really nice dude. The staff were also uber-patient with our kids and made them some babycinos instead of turfing us all out. If you're ever in Chiang Mai be sure to visit Ristr8tto. Its located on Nimmanhemin road between Soi 2 and Soi 3. (Picture in the photo gallery on the right)

Later in the day we popped next door to our guesthouse to a shop that sells elephants. Not real elephants but copies of those from the elephant parade, a charity that gets famous folk to design elephants which are then auctioned off. Joe's one was done by Ricky Gervais and is titled 'Hellephant'. You get the gist from the pictures.

Posted by goldenmaverick 09:25 Archived in Thailand Tagged elephants coffee

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