On ya bike!

Like many cities around the world, Chiang Mai is a city of bike riders. Motorbikes, scooters, bicycles, bikes with side carriages/cages – thousands and thousands of bikes. The number of bikes is probably equal to the population of the city and every day I am fascinated by the bikes on the roads. Often it seems like utter chaos to me, but familiarity Continue reading “On ya bike!”

Caring Community

“Very little is needed to make a happy life”  – Marcus Aurelius

Since the first day we moved into our condo, we have been surrounded by a caring, kind community of staff and residents. A security guard on duty was quick to help us carry our suitcases from the car to the lift when we arrived.   We soon discovered Continue reading “Caring Community”

The Tree House

 

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Dreamcaught – Tree House
As I was walking out of our local shopping centre with my husband, we passed another man about to enter the shopping centre and as he held the door open for us we said “Thank You” – Korp kun” and were so surprised Continue reading “The Tree House”

Thailand – The people

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Songthaew (red taxi)

There are many reasons why people choose to live in Thailand – some are attracted to the low cost of living; others are here for family; many like the lifestyle, the beaches, the mountains, the culture and some are here for work. During the past 12 weeks since my arrival in Chiang Mai, I have spent my days observing and pondering and realise that for me, the beauty of Thailand is Continue reading “Thailand – The people”

Chiang Mai – First Impressions

Looking out the plane window as I approached Chiang Mai my first impression was tropical, structured farmland as far as I could see and immediately I thought of fresh Continue reading “Chiang Mai – First Impressions”