Luxurious Homes, Tropical Gardens and Low Costs

The landscape in Hang Dong, the northern Thai district I call home, is a random mix of rural and urban Thailand. Rural villages with windy, country roads are dotted with Lanna-style temples amidst sprawling fields and tropical shrubbery. The urban roads are lined with low-rise shop-houses and local businesses selling everything from car parts to cosmetics. Residential areas range from pockets of small villages to grander, gated communities.

Five Things I Love About Living in Chiang Mai

In 2006 I arrived in Chiang Mai ready to embark on a six-month volunteer placement for an NGO. Little did I know then, that ten years on, I would still be here, living a very nice life. Over the years, I have seen the expat community grow and they all seem to be drawn to Chiang Mai for the same reasons that I chose to live here. Here are five of them…

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