Travel Guides

My First Thai New Year, aka Songkran Water Festival

Selfie at Songkran

Songkran is Thailand’s New Year. April 13th to be specific, yet the festivities last for several more days. And wouldn’t you know, Chiang Mai just happens to be the top city to celebrate it. While there were no fireworks this year due to the king’s recent passing, the New Year’s celebrations aren’t much different than other countries, except I didn’t …

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Follow in My Footsteps: Explore the Temples Outside Chiang Mai Old Town

Wat Srisuphan Ordination Temple Updated

Sometimes I wonder if there’s an end to the temples in Chiang Mai. I’d say there were hundreds, but thousands is probably more correct. While there’s not much reason to visit every temple in Chiang Mai, as many of them are quite similar, there are a few unique ones that stand out. Here are some of my favorites, located outside …

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Come Join Me at My Winter Home Base in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It’s been nearly two months since I set up a home base in Chiang Mai. Believe it or not, this is the first time in my life I have my own solo residence! But living here is more than just having my own condo. Here are some reasons why I chose Chiang Mai to settle. Reasons for a Home Base …

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Spelunking (Cave Exploration) and Hot Springs near Chiang Mai

Selfie at Sankhampang Hot Springs near Chiang Mai

A spontaneous trip to the hot springs near Chiang Mai was the perfect activity after a crazy week. Between a busy schedule working and writing, one financial fiasco after another (Paypal randomly shut down my account on Wednesday) and feeling under the weather, I needed a break. I didn’t realize there were hot springs near Chiang Mai; Pai had been …

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Towns of Unusual Construction Materials

Middelburg Housing (Unusual Construction Materials)

Every now and then, I stumble upon a town almost entirely made from the same, unusual construction materials. I’m not talking about just wood or concrete. Here are some of the most interesting towns in the world when it comes to what they’re made of. Middelburg, Netherlands Middelburg was the first city I traveled to which surprised me by it’s …

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