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Charm of Doi Luang - Chiang Dao

The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Chiang Dao.

– Sa Nae Doi Luang – Charm of Big Mountain – Chiang Dao – On my way to Chiang Dao, I passed this coffee shop/restaurant and ordered probably the best tasting Watermelon shake I had in Thailand. Every fruit shake I ordered was great anywhere I went, but they definitely added something to this that made it even better or maybe I was just thirsty.  Either way it was delicious. On the road to Chiang…

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Wat Tham Pha Plong - Chiang Dao

Temple Run – Chiang Dao – Wat Tham Pha Plong

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. – Freya Stark – Wat Tham Pha Plong –  My trip to Chiang Dao included a peaceful…

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Family Reunion Picnic in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

– My Father’s Hometown –  St. Elizabeth – Jamaica – On our last day in Saint Elizabeth, and the day after the reunion banquet I drove my family up the long steep road into the Santa Cruz mountains where my father and his twelve siblings once lived.  We had a very large mini-bus and the road was very narrow, but since there is more than one path up, we drove on what we heard would be…

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Top 5 Things To Do or Not Do in Pai

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~  John Lennon Backpackers flock to this countryside retreat to decompress from their long journeys and connect with other like-minded explorers. Expatriates living in Chiang Mai come here to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.  Local Thais visit this home away from home, maybe for a relaxing weekend getaway.  Whatever your reason is for visiting Pai, you are bound to take a slice of Pai…

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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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Malee’s Bungalows – Chiang Dao

– Finding Malee’s Bungalows – Lucky for me – It may have been luck that I was able to find vacancy at Malee’s Bungalows because it wasn’t my first choice for accommodations in Chiang Dao, BUT, that’s only because I found Chiang Dao Nest first. This trip was in early November 2013, immediately after returning from a visa run in Laos.  I was in a rush and only did a little research on places to stay before I left for…

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Darling Viewpoint Resort – Pai

Darling Viewpoint Resort was the first place I ever stayed in Pai, and the only place!  I’ve had plenty of other options, but I just kept going back.  There are many beautiful places to stay, but I didn’t try anywhere new, partly because it was a familiar place that feels like home, and because I wanted to see how Darling was doing and hear her call me “Darling”.  It’s so cute when she says it!…

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