We’d heard a lot of great things about Chiang Mai on our travels thus far. This mountainous hub of Northern Thailand is the country’s cultural capital, and also a popular place for expats and so-called digital nomads to settle down. So after all the chaos of Bangkok, not only were we looking forward to a [...]
Arriving in Bangkok from the Balinese jungle was like being airdropped into a sweaty, congested maze of concrete and motor exhaust. After our first attempt at being true backpackers and staying in a hostel, we relocated to the trendy expat neighborhood of Thonglor and started to truly appreciate the unique beauty and energy Bangkok has to offer.
If Italy was all about la dolce vita, then our time in France can similarly be described as full of joie de vivre: the French expression referring to the cheerful enjoyment of life through whatever means one prefers. Henri Matisse, one of a generation of artists who made the Côte d’Azur their home, once said “When I realized that each morning I would see this light again, I could not believe my luck.” And so we followed his lead….making this gorgeous strip of land our home for two weeks.