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April, 2017

  • 3 April

    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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March, 2017

  • 10 March

    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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February, 2017

  • 26 February

    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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  • 19 February

    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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  • 14 February

    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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  • 8 February

    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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  • 5 February

    Follow in My Footsteps: Exploring Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard

    Selfie at Airplane Graveyard

    Many of you know I love to explore adventurous and unique locations. Thus, Bangkok’s airplane graveyard was a no-brainer. With Chiang Mai as my new home base, I’ve made several trips to or through Bangkok since the beginning of the year. On one of those trips, while I was only in town for a couple days, I was invited to …

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January, 2017

  • 31 January

    Two Years of Travel and a GPSMyCity Travel App Giveaway

    To celebrate my two year anniversary of traveling, I’ve teamed up with GPSMyCity to give away free travel apps to help you explore new cities. It’s been an incredible two years, and I’ve enjoyed sharing my stories you every step of the way. I currently call Chiang Mai my home, where I’ve rented my own condo for the next three …

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  • 30 January

    My Brother and I Found Nemo at Ocean World in Bangkok

    Selfie at Ocean World Bangkok

    When I first considered going to Ocean World in Bangkok, I had no idea what to expect. I certainly wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as I did in this underground aquarium, nor did I realize that one of the world’s largest aquariums was under a street in Bangkok! I remember seeing Ocean World when I was in Bangkok …

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  • 26 January

    Thailand Transportation: The Cheapest Way to Get from Bangkok to Penang

    Selfie on Flight from Bangkok to Penang

    In January 2017, I had to get from Bangkok to Penang to renew my Visa for Thailand. As I was on a budget, I tried to take a train, but the tracks were flooded and my Visa was expiring in a couple days. Here’s how I managed to get a flight to Hat Yai in the south of Thailand for the …

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  • 22 January

    Just How Bad Can a Bad Hostel Get, And How to Avoid Them

    Messy Hostel Room (Bad Hostel)

    Hostels in Malaysia tend to be very cheap, so I don’t arrive at them with any high hopes of quality. However the hostel I stayed at in my trip to Penang gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “bad hostel.” A Penang Nightmare Contrary to my modus operandi, I chose to book my hostel in advance for my four-day trip …

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  • 12 January

    How to Travel to Koh Chang on a Budget

    Hat Sai Noi Beach (Koh Chang on a Budget)

    If you’re looking for a beautiful island to visit in Thailand, but need something that won’t break the bank, I’d have to recommend Koh Chang. Here’s a guide for exploring Koh Chang on a budget. Think $150 for a week! Accommodations Book a hostel on the island using Agoda. Several hostels are around 300 baht a night. Keep track of …

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  • 10 January

    Beaches, Waterfalls, Snorkeling and New Year’s Celebration: A Guide to Ko Chang, The Best Island in Thailand

    Months ago when I was still in Edinburgh, a friend of mine said I needed to visit Ko Chang. Forgetting this advice, I started looking for places to take my brother when he joined me in Thailand for the holiday season, and picked the same island. When I mentioned this to locals in the country, one for one they said …

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  • 4 January

    Christmas in the Hippie Village of Pai and a Secret Waterfall, Pai Part 2

    Selfie at Pai Waterfall

    Although I’ve been on the road through three Christmases, this was the first time I spent it somewhere unique and special. Pai, Thailand. My brother arrived in Thailand on December 18th for his first overseas adventure. After a brief exploration of Bangkok, we made our way up to Chiang Mai, and then to Pai. I had heard about Pai last …

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  • 3 January

    A Day Exploring the Sai Ngam Hot Springs and Pai Canyon – Pai Part 1

    Selfie at Pai Hot Springs

    If you like beautiful scenery, few tourists, a hippie culture and off-the-beaten-path attractions, Pai is the place for you. Hot springs, waterfalls, caves and Pai Canyon are just some of the attractions available. My brother and I went up to Pai for Christmas 2016. Renting scooters from Mango Bikes in Chiang Mai, we were able to complete the 140 km …

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