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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The mix of past and present is obvious to visitors when walking the streets of Chiang Mai, a name meaning 'new city,' although the city has over 700 years of history. Chiang Mai has an abundance of diverse dialects, cuisine, architecture, traditional values, festivals, handicrafts, classical dances, the presence of indigenous hill tribes, and incredible mountains and waterfalls that will leave you wondering how so much culture can fit into just one city.

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“My First Week in Chiang Mai”

I arrived here on Tuesday and spent the week exploring the city with new and old friends. I was still on the fence about living in Chiang Mai versus Bangkok, but sometimes things fall into place so seamlessly that you’d be a fool to ignore the path… Read more...

Written by  Jodi Ettenberg. Read more on Jodi's Blog

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