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Midnight Train to Chiang Mai

Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig, Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Three Days in Bangkok Noph and Pet welcomed me to Bangkok for the second time in 2013.  After over 24 hours of flights and layovers, I was totally jet-lagged but so excited at the same time!  Bangkok (BKK) is such a vibrant city.  I only spent a few days…

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Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai’s Old City

– Walk to Wat Chedi Luang –  Chiang Mai – Wat Chedi Luang translated as “Temple of the Big Stupa” dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries.  It was once home to the Emerald Buddha one of the most sacred objects in Thailand.  The Emerald Buddha is now displayed in Bangkok at Wat Phra Khaew, which is the first temple, I ever visited in Thailand and was an experience that has great significance personally…

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Chiang Mai - Cost of Liviing

Living in Chiang Mai… “Is it really affordable?”

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. -Clifton Fadiman Living in Chiang Mai Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia and South America, are all known for their low cost of living. Well, if you didn’t know, now you know.   Thailand ranked #9 on Forbes magazine’s Top Ten list of best places to retire in 2013.  Chiang…

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Mon Tha Thon Waterfall Chiang Mai

5 Most Overlooked Chiang Mai Attractions

You keep learning, you keep advancing, and you never stop learning, don’t care how great a musician might be, or a singer or artist.– Dennis Brown There are so many things to see & do in Chiang Mai.  Animal lovers can pose with tigers, bathe with elephants and nature lovers can hike mountains and climb waterfalls.   History buffs and those seeking spiritual enlightenment can share the same space while exploring ancient temples, ruins, and…

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Lakes near Chiang Mai - Lake Huay Tueng Thao

Huay Tueng Tao Lake – Chiang Mai

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. Khalil Gibran Huay Teung Thao Lake If you live in Chiang Mai, or are planning to stay for an extended period, there are times when you will want to get away from the traffic and the hectic activity of the old city.  Luckily, it’s not very difficult…

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Central Festival Mall - Chiang Mai

Central Festival Mall – Shopping in Chiang Mai

– Central Festival Mall –  Chiang Mai – So you plan on moving to Southeast Asia, and you think you need to do all of your shopping at home because you won’t be able to find what you need overseas. Think again.  Street markets won’t be your only option.  Many parts of SE Asia have the same types of malls with many of the same stores you are familiar with in North America and Europe.…

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Motorbike at Lake Huay Tueng Thao

Motorbike Rentals in Chiang Mai

Follow your bliss, don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell It’s easy getting around Chiang Mai using tuk-tuks and song thaews.  You can even walk or ride a bicycle to see some of the sights near your hostel or hotel in the Old City, but if you are a little more adventurous, why not rent a motorbike? Motorbike Rentals in Chiang Mai While…

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Cost of living in Thailand

Cost of Living in Thailand – Video

Cost of Living In Thailand This solo traveler decides to quit his job and move halfway around the world to experience a new way of life. After a 2 week vacation trip to Southeast Asia in 2012 I was hooked. In 2013, I moved to Southeast Asia.   I lived in Chiang Mai for 5 months and spent 1 month in Bali, Indonesia.  Both of these locations are known for their low cost of living,…

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