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Chiang Mai

The Best Places to Network When Living in Chiang Mai

September 21, 2015

Chiang Mai is known for its digital nomad (people who travel and work online) community and after moving here largely due to this fact, I realized that the pool of interesting people in this city goes much deeper. From the entrepreneurs and artists to film makers and teachers living in Chiang Mai, the city is a melting pot of career paths, motivated individuals and inspirations. If you know where to look, the community here is constantly running workshops, meet-ups, free…

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Wrapping up: What I gained from my life in Chiang Mai

September 13, 2015

It’s been nearly seven months that I’ve been living in Chiang Mai and as my yearning to leave grows stronger, I find it necessary to sit back and reflect on my time here. From walking the streets with my resume back in March to now being looked at as a “veteran” expat within the community, my experience in this city has constantly evolved. While some days were filled with hate for my teaching contract and apartment lease ball and chain,…

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Vegan Restaurants in Chiang Mai: A Breakdown of my Favorites

September 6, 2015

I’m not going to lie to you and say that traveling while vegan is a piece of (dairy free) cake. Between language barriers and different concepts of what vegan actually means, (fish sauce still comes from an animal god damit!) successfully receiving a meal that you can actually eat can be difficult. So, when I moved to Chiang Mai after more than a year living in Asia, and realized the availability and variety of vegan food, I almost fainted with…

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Visiting The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

August 16, 2015

Visiting Thailand had been one of my dreams since spacing out during my high school math classes. I pictured myself drinking fresh coconuts and looking like a goddess as I rode on the back of an elephant through a tropical jungle. When I finally got the chance to come to Thailand, I had myself plenty of coconuts but faced shattered dreams when I realized the horrors that stem from elephant riding. After a whole host of research, it became quite…

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A Weekend Trip to Pai, Thailand

August 12, 2015

When I was still in America, living at home, weekend trips consisted of road journeys to the Jersey Shore or up to Mt. Pocono to fish at the trout farm. Don’t get me wrong, these destinations are interesting in their own right but dodging hoards of jellyfish and clumps of seaweed in the murky Atlantic gets old after twenty-some years. Now, temporarily stationed in Thailand, weekend trips have become much more inspiring. Pai is a small mountain town about a…

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A Coffee House in a Tree and a Buddha Adorned Cave: A Day Trip From Chiang Mai

August 4, 2015

Part of the fun, or rather, the point of slow travel is having the time to explore areas of a destination that you otherwise would have skipped. If I had just been traveling through Chiang Mai for a week or so, The Giant, a tree house coffee shop about 90 minutes outside the city, probably wouldn’t have made the cut on my travel itinerary. Despite the café’s uniqueness, the city’s Muay Thai fights, extravagant temples and bustling markets would have…

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A Week in The Life- Thailand

July 26, 2015

When people travel and live lives abroad, they tend to post only their most interesting and glamorous photos. I know that my Instagram is filled with photos of me bathing elephants, taking motorbike journeys through jungles and exploring exotic locations. I wanted to remind everyone who is considering a life abroad or just admiring the life style, that the day to day experience is often thrilling but also down to Earth and sometimes challenging. Whether you’re interested or not, here…

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How To Make The Best of a Visa Run to Vientiane

May 3, 2015

The dreaded visa run. It is an inevitable experience when living in Thailand. With most people coming from nearby Chiang Mai to extend their stay for travel or work, a short trip often turns into a nightmare. People you meet may vent about their horrid experiences, but it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Here is a helpful guide on making the best out of your visa run to Vientiane. Time is Precious Give yourself enough time. Nothing…

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