Tieland to Thailand

Quit Your Job – Sell Your Stuff – Travel Abroad

..."We spent last year selling everything and paying off thousands in consumer debt, planning our wedding, and ultimately figuring a way out of the daily nine to five. Twelve months later here we are living a truly free and location-independent lifestyle, currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand"...

No Elephant Riding at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

No Elephants Riding at the Elephant Jungle SanctuaryThe elephant is a revered creature in Thailand. So much so it’s the national symbol. But in many places, these beautiful creatures are forced to do circus tricks, street beg, and give rides to people despite their well-being. So we couldn’t have been happier when we stumbled across the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, which promotes responsible tourism and the ethical treatment of elephants. Here you can feed them, give them a mud bath, and wash the elephants – with no elephant riding!

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My Struggle to Learn Thai as a Second Language

My Struggle to Learn Thai as a Second Language

In my quest to learn Thai as a second language, Chris and I both agreed that it was a good idea to be able to hold simple conversations within our first year living in Thailand. Well, fast forward to a year and a half and I can barely do just that. It’s embarrassing to think that with all the time and effort I’ve put into this endeavor, a three-year old is still better at talking than I am!

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