One of the most unique places we’ve ever been to in Thailand is called Bua Tong, or the Sticky Waterfalls. Located about an hour and a half drive north of Chiang Mai’s Old City, these waterfalls are not only impressive and gorgeous, but a special feature allows you to climb directly up the rocks into the oncoming cascading water! Say what?!
The Mae Ngat Dam floating houses have been one of the most fun and off-the-beaten-path places we’ve been to in Northern Thailand. There is nothing like getting a group of friends together and taking a trip out for a night or two on a freshwater lake in Thai-style floating bungalows!
Going home to the US for a month was not only an opportunity to visit friends and family, but it also allowed us to take care of personal business that’s difficult to do while living in Thailand. Fellow American expats visiting home, here is a list of things we recommend taking care of both before and during a visit to the US.
Our time in Thailand was up. At least, it was for a little while. For the month of June, we embarked on a trip that took us back home to America. We knew even before our bags were packed that this visit would be bittersweet. We’ve fallen in love with Thailand, which may explain why we struggled with our feelings about visiting home after long-term travel in Thailand.
I remember when I started shopping at our local Thai market. Chris and I were settling into our new townhouse in Chiang Mai and adjusting to life abroad. The conventional nine to five was far behind us and we were still excited and intrigued by everything. I was trying to buy a few items for dinner, but things were…different. Stumbling through the market, not knowing where things were or what they were called, was the first of many times I dealt with culture shock in Thailand.