If you’ve spent some time in Northern Thailand, chances are you’ve heard whispers about a place called the Chiang Dao Nest. It’s in a small town in the Chiang Mai province and it’s actually two sister resorts less than 1km from each another. We say treat yourself to either the Nest 1 or Nest 2 when you have a long weekend to spare to relaxing and indulging in gourmet food. But that begs the question: Which one do you choose?
One thing’s for sure: the Terracotta Arts Garden in Chiang Mai’s Old City is a new favorite of ours. We’ve known about this secret garden for a long time but it wasn’t until a friend visited there recently and mentioned how interesting it was that we had to see for ourselves. Spending the afternoon in a place filled with moss-covered earthenware, uneven cobblestone paths, and lush greenery made us feel like we took a step back into Thailand’s past.
It wasn’t that long ago (ok, 2012) that we were visiting Thailand for the first time and had boatloads of questions before our arrival. So, we put ourselves into newbie shoes, thought about what our concerns were, and wrote up a list of essential tips that you can use during your first visit. Follow this mini guide and you’ll fit right in!
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During our most recent trip home to the US, one of the things Chris and I looked forward to doing was rummaging through the boxes of stuff we left behind when we moved abroad. So what did we end up putting into storage before our move and why?
We did a little reflecting on our life abroad and realized that there are definitely some American habits we lost after moving to Thailand. From being more low key and flexible to not taking life so seriously, we’ve thought back to how Thai culture has rubbed off on us, and you know what, it hasn’t been a bad thing!