Finding Serenity and Mythical Beasts in Thailand’s “Rose of the North”

Finding Serenity and Mythical Beasts in Thailand’s “Rose of the North”

I step, barefoot, on a path of smooth stones that were artfully laid down by devoted hands. Above me, an intricate stupa (or chedi) is positioned at the pinnacle of an ornate Buddhist temple. I am visiting in my quest to learn more about the imagery, myths, and symbols of Thailand’s Buddhist faith. They have Read more...: Finding Serenity and Mythical Beasts in Thailand’s “Rose of the North”

Mother and Daughter Find Perfect New Life in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mother and Daughter Find Perfect New Life in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Names: Pam Manning, Rachel Devlin Age: 77 and 49 From: Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia Living in: Chiang Mai, Thailand A typical day for my mother, Pam, begins at 8 a.m. at the Gymkhana Golf Club. She is having lessons to improve her swing. Pam has been an expat in Thailand for five years. “My lessons Read more...: Mother and Daughter Find Perfect New Life in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Don’t Let These Hurdles Hold You Back From a Life Abroad

Don’t Let These Hurdles Hold You Back From a Life Abroad

Last weekend I was enjoying an icy mango daiquiri with my husband at our local pub, the Gekko Garden. It’s guarded by two very old teak trees, and the large leaves help shade us from the glorious sunshine. We ended up chatting to a couple vacationing in Chiang Mai. They asked us how long we were here on vacation, and their jaws dropped when we said that we live in Thailand. We were then bombarded with lots of questions on how we managed to do this.