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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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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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4 Ways to Prepare Yourself For a Nomadic Life

May 25, 2015

Finally ready to take the leap from full-time daydreaming, wanderlusting and map obsessing to full-time nomad? Good, it’s about time. If you want to be successful at living a life moving from place to place, it is in your best interest to get some preparation out of the way. Yeah, some of it is boring and tedious but if you deal with it before you set off, it will be all smooth sailing. This isn’t a vacation, it’s your life,…

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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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