stop number two // chiang mai

in case your world geography is a little foggy, here’s a purple star to show you where we’re currently located: chiang mai in northern thailand (pronounced “chang-my”).

SE Asia Map

we’ve been here three days and we’re absolutely loving it. after a week in big city bangkok, it’s been nice to slow down and enjoy some country & riverside living… scooter rides to temples, hiking to waterfalls, shopping at night markets and a cooking class on a farm. a quick glimpse into the past few days…

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breathtaking countrysidechiang mai thailand
chiang mai is home to more than 300 budhist templates. this one, “the chedi” is atop a mountain & beautiful. chiang mai thailand chiang mai thailand
the steps to Wat Chedi Luang which was founded in 1401chiang mai thailand
pulled out the “adventure gear” for the first time yet. exciting stuff. chiang mai thailand
each night of the week, chiang mai hosts a beautiful night market. the textiles, handmade teak products & food are divine.chiang mai thailand
i seriously can’t get over all the patterns, colors and textiles. we’re thinking about shipping a box of goodies home.chiang mai thailand
for two days, scooter was our main form of transportation.chiang mai thailand chiang mai thailand
beautiful colors, carvings and flowers literally at every turn.chiang mai thailand
my daily bag of fresh pineapple. it’s the best ever.chiang mai thailand P1160946 chiang mai thailandting’s sexy purple fino “fashion” bike.

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a local textile shop – heaven.chiang mai thailand chiang mai thailand chiang mai thailand
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today we leave the main city to head 1.5 hours east for four nights in a jungle bungalow. the eco-friendly setting has limited power (all via solar), no hot water and therefore i’m assuming no wi-fi. wish us luck! we’ll be back in chiang mai proper at the end of next week. xx



  • Reply January 15, 2014

    Mary Beth Taylor

    Love, love your travel blog.

    • Reply April 3, 2014


      hi mary beth! you got caught in my damn spam. i’m so glad you enjoy it! we’re having the time of our lives and i never want it to end! hope all is well with you and paul. xx

  • Reply January 16, 2014


    You GUYS! How awesome this trip looks! Not gonna lie, your favorite state-side massage chick is a little jealous of your grand adventure. Love following along via your posts!

    • Reply April 3, 2014


      hi christine!!! we’re keeping nice and loosened up in asia, but nothing compares to you! see you when we’re back in AZ.

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