Travel Stories

A Purrrfect Catmosphere Afternoon in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Selfie at Catmosphere

When I first saw the Catmosphere cat cafe in Chiang Mai, I knew I would have to visit someday. I love cats almost as much as I love dogs, and the chance to spend an afternoon with them was high on my list. The first cat cafe I saw was Cafe Neko in Vienna but I didn’t actually go in, partially …

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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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Follow in my Lost Footsteps – Stumbling Upon Huay Kaew Waterfall

Huay Kaew Waterfall Sign

My most recent adventure in Chiang Mai was accidentally stumbling upon the Huay Kaew Waterfall in Doi Suthep National Park. The only problem was I had planned to do something completely different. My original plan was to hike the Monk’s Trail to Doi Suthep temple, as detailed in my friends’ website Tieland to Thailand. Unfortunately I didn’t make it out of my condo …

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How I Balance Thai and Western Food Each Week – Expat in Thailand

Seflie at Beast Burger (Thai and Western Food)

Don’t get me wrong, I love Thai food. However, I can eat just so much of it consecutively. Thus, each week I have to balance out my Thai and Western food consumption. Western Food Chiang Mai is one of the major digital nomad centers of the world, and thus there are a plethora of Western restaurants, cafes and markets available. In …

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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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