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Chiang Rai

Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time…

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I'm no stranger to bike tours in Southeast Asia -- I've done self-guided jaunts through Siem Reap and Ayutthaya, and joined an organized trip around Bangkok. What can I say, I like to cycle! So when I came across Chiang Rai Bicycle Tour in my search for ways to get to the infamous Wat Rong Khun…

Koh Tao was full on with visiting friends, diving, partying, muay thai-ing, and all the other usual diversions. Bangkok was a short but intense weekend of indulgent partying. For my sister's last few days in Thailand, she requested a relaxing spot to detox, catch up on work (she was soon returning to her final semester at…

As you know if you've been following my Photo of the Week posts, I've spent the last six weeks in Thailand... and I have another 13 weeks left here in Southeast Asia! I'm so excited to start sharing this trip to my favorite place on earth with you. While this will mostly be a solo journey…

Despite spending half the week here in Chiang Mai, all of this post's photos come from my last days in Chiang Rai. After not really leaving our luxurious resort for days, when my sister left I felt the need to get out and explore! So I walked around the city one day and took a fabulous…

Today I'm reporting from Chiang Rai, so far in Northern Thailand that I could touch both the borders of Laos and Burma in a day trip. I was worried that I wouldn't have much to show for Photo of the Week, since frankly the last seven days here and in Bangkok have been about little more…