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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Journal Entry: Back On the Isle of Skye with My Dad

    Dad and I at the Fairy Glen (Isle of Skye with my Dad)

    To be fair, I’m not entirely sure who in my family decided to call me Skye. I’ve had my own story for most of my life, but there are conflicting opinions and it seems to have been a universal decision (as it usually is). However, I am fairly certain it was my dad who chose to spell it after the Isle of …

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  • 21 May

    Follow in My Footsteps: Bucharest is The World’s Newest Old Town

    Europe's Newest Old Town

    In a city filled with historic monuments and landmarks, it’s hard to imagine that Bucharest is the location of the world’s newest Old Town. You’d never guess that those stones were only laid down in 2011 as you stroll down the cobblestone-paved streets. What is now a hip, nightlife-infused hub of Eastern Europe was a derelict and dangerous district of …

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  • 17 May

    Follow in my Footsteps: Treading Carefully in Bucharest’s Bellu Cemetery

    Bellu Cemetery

    Graveyards are supposed to be creepy, right? Not in Romania. I’ve yet to to get to the Merry Cemetery in the north, but Bellu Cemetery in the southern part of Bucharest holds plenty of unique and captivating tombstones, crypts, crosses and other memorabilia to keep you occupied for hours. I booked my Bellu Cemetery Darkside Tour with Interesting Times Bureau, a …

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  • 5 May

    The New Chiang Mai Water Park at the Grand Canyon Quarry

    Chiang Mai Water Park

    It’s been 18 months since I visited the Chiang Mai Quarry, and a lot has changed. Most notable is the addition of the Chiang Mai Water Park, and the closing down of the high jump I went off of in 2015. How to Find the Chiang Mai Water Park The location of the quarry obviously hasn’t changed, but the awareness of …

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April, 2017

  • 30 April

    10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Rent a Motorcycle in Thailand

    Motorcycle in Thailand

    Renting a motorcycle in Thailand is very easy, and a great way to see the country. Prices can vary from region to region, but is usually not much more than $10 a day, and can be as little as $3 a day. The thrill of riding through the countryside of Thailand is exhilarating, especially if you’ve never been on the …

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  • 26 April

    10 Activities to Do In and Around Chiang Rai, Thailand

    A mere 3 hours away from Chiang Mai is the small town of Chiang Rai. While there isn’t anything much special to see within the town (except perhaps the clock tower and night market), the surrounding countryside contains some pretty spectacular locations. How to Get to Chiang Rai There are dozens of companies selling day tours to Chiang Rai from …

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  • 21 April

    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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  • 17 April

    It Turns Out I’m a Millennial After All

    Selfie on Landsort ((Millennials)

    Aside from the fact that I was born in the generation of Millennials, it just might possibly be that my daily yoga and penchant for chai tea qualifies me for the label as well. Truth be told, I missed out on a lot of what my generation had to offer. Since I went to so many schools, it was hard …

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  • 13 April

    Don’t You Dare Think of Getting a Massage as a Luxury

    Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler Getting a Massage

    Many cultures and countries think of getting a massage as a luxury item, and most charge a fortune for one as if it was. Nothing could be further from the truth. In other countries, such as Thailand, China and Indonesia, tourists flock to get their “luxury” massage. You would never think of going to the doctor or dentist as a …

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  • 11 April

    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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  • 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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