thailand, pt. 3 (chiang mai)

we arrived in chiang mai with little planned, not knowing what to expect.  we had timed our visit to intersect with loy krathong and yee peng (thailand’s annual lantern festivals), but i hadn’t thought that much into our time there beyond these events.  after checking in at our hotel, we ventured out into the unknown […]

thailand, pt. 1 (an overview)

i can’t tell you when thailand first appeared on my radar as a vacation destination.  looking back now, it seems that for years the land of smiles has held captive a part of my imagination that longs for idyllic beaches, the promise of outdoor adventure, and a combination of flavors so complex, piquant, and balanced that […]