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July 13, 2014, 29 Comments

Today is Sunday, July 13, 2014. Two years ago today, I changed my life. I hopped on a Trans-Pacific flight to Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, to [...]

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I feel the earth move: the earthquake in Chiang Mai

May 5, 2014, 20 Comments

“I want you to take over control … take over control … take over control …” My feet pedal furiously to the beat as I try ...

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Celebrating Passover in Chiang Mai

April 17, 2014, 2 Comments

Rabbis clad in the Orthodox suits stand upon chairs, clapping their hands with smiles on their faces as our makeshift congregation of travelers and ex ...

Monks in Chiang Mai

The blessing of Chiang Mai

April 8, 2014, 7 Comments

Living in Chiang Mai, I am constantly treated to spectacular visual beauty, thanks to the hundreds of temples and religious activities which regularly ...

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    10 tips for visiting Chiang Mai
    March 5, 2014, 25 Comments

    Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, is a far cry from the hustle, bustle and general chaos that is Bangkok. I’ve found that there are two types of [...]

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    The fat girl in Thailand
    February 18, 2014, 115 Comments

    This post is a part of the year-long Comfort Zone Project. “Oh, why you so pom pui?” People ask me. Strangers. Friends. You name it. Pom pui. You’d think one [...]

  • Elephant Nature Park in Thailand
    Daily Wanderlust: happy elephants
    February 15, 2014, No comments

    Happy elephants aren’t always easy to find in Thailand. A quick look at the current Travel Blogger Calendar and the related blog posts can give you insight into why this [...]

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    The Comfort Zone Project
    February 10, 2014, 46 Comments

    “Life’s not about living happily ever after … it’s about living.” That is the tagline for my blog, and was the motivating factor in the major decision I made nearly [...]

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    5 ways to beat the Expat Funk
    February 9, 2014, 2 Comments

    Just like hitting the Travel Funk, as an expat, I’ve come to learn, you hit the Expat Funk, too. Know what I’m talking about? It’s that shitty feeling when you [...]

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    Spring in Chiang Mai
    February 2, 2014, 20 Comments

    I wake up and walk out of my air-conditioned room. I step into the teak upstairs of my home and am hit. A blast of steam, of hot, humid air [...]

  • Visit the White Temple in Chiang Mai
    The things missed as an expat
    January 23, 2014, 26 Comments

    The grass is always greener. Oh, the age old quote (is it a quote?) will always ring true. Regardless of where in the world I am. Why? Well … even [...]

  • Christmas in Thailand
    ‘Tis the Season … sort of
    December 28, 2013, 10 Comments

    Twinkling lights adorning homes. Nativity scenes. Malls overloaded with garland, Santa and merriment. That’s how I recall the holiday season in America. Nothing short of sensory overload to the tune [...]

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