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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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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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Things To Do In Pai – Bathe With Elephants!

The day I spent with these massive and amazing creatures was one of my most memorable days traveling in Thailand.  It was on my first trip to Pai, but first let me explain how this opportunity came about. Taxi Ride – Chang Phuak Bus Station to Arcade Bus Station After getting re-settled in a new apartment near Chang Phuak Rd near the old city and forfeiting my travel plans to Singapore, I went to the Immigration…

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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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