Wow, what a whirlwind this first week has been! In just the past 7 days, I have been on 5 planes, traveling through 4 countries to finally arrive here, in Chiang Mai! The journey here was long, but exciting, starting in New York, a stop over in Hong Kong, 1 might spent in Bangkok and then taking in Singapore for 4 days before heading off to my first major destination
Chiang Mai, where I am now, sitting in a little restaurant eating the most delicious Tofu Pad Thai.
the rapid pace at which I’m traveling this week is not the norm going forward. I’m planning to slow travel the rest of the way, staying for at least a couple of days in each location, and taking buses and trains, not flights to get around. I want to live the local life (or closer to it) and not just run off when the tourist activities are complete.
About to walk into the airport
During my time in Singapore this week, I did a lot of walking. I took time to take in the city, and observe the culture. I met and shared workshops with a small, but growing community of AcroYogis. I was introduced to these wonderful people by a friend from Boston, Tonio, who had generously invited me to stay with him. I am so thrilled I took the time to see Singapore, and experience it with some familiar and many new faces. After the final workshop, I jumped on a plane to Thailand.
Which brings me to Chiang Mai, where I am now. I arrived late last night. This morning, I wandered slowly through the morning market, accompanied by a fantastic mango coconut smoothie. I tried to join a yoga class last minute, but I was not able to get changed in time. Instead, I settled for a luxurious one and a half hour Thai Massage, for a grand total of 300 THB (the equivalent of $8.50 USD). I only have another few hours in Chiang Mai before I head to the Elephant Nature Park for the week, but I will be back next week, so send me your recommendations!!
Check back soon for my longer write up on Singapore! And don’t forget to leave your recommendations for Chiang Mai!