I actually wrote this post out weeks ago, but something stopped me from posting it for quite some time. In fact, you may have been wondering why it’s been a few weeks since my last update; well, there’s a good reason. Since my last post, we moved from Chiang Mai to Penang, Malaysia, and I have to be honest, it’s been somewhat of a bumpy transition.
Life as a digital nomad isn’t all roses. Sometimes you come home after an evening out to find your bathroom ceiling leaking, and your building refuses to do anything about it.
So immediately after my previous vlog, I took off looking for a vegan restaurant that Happy Cow claimed was inside the university. Unfortunately I got a wee bit lost along the way.
Instead of buying my food (especially my fruit and veggies!) at the expensive supermarket near my apartment, I really wanted to go to a local market and buy produce that I knew would be cheaper, would come wrapped in less plastic, and would support local businesses. However, the man at my front desk told me it was too far to walk. “Challenge accepted” I said to myself.
Can you believe I got to the age of 33 without ever using a rice cooker? Um…yep. Not so strange when you think about it, because we always had a cooktop at home and boiled the rice in a saucepan. But not having a cooktop in our apartment, a rice cooker was a must. So I took myself out on a rainy night to get one.
It’s highly likely if you’ve even just looked up things to do in Chiang Mai, you’ve probably heard about the Sunday Night Walking Street. It’s reputation is justified! On my first Sunday night in Chiang Mai I took a trip to the market with a few other travel bloggers to check it out.
As I mentioned in my previous post, my first week in Chiang Mai was a bit bumpy; not because there was anything wrong with Chiang Mai but because I was processing some of my feelings after being scammed twice in Bangkok and also because I was missing my husband. So this video actually started out as a regular vlog but some other emotions came up.
I’ll be honest – when I arrived in Chiang Mai, I was a bit weary. After my time in Bangkok, I felt like I needed some time to myself so even though I did walk around and explore a little, I kept my camera at home. But on my second day I decided to document my adventures.
My last day in Bangkok was a bit of a chilled one, as I didn’t have much else I wanted to do in the city prior to being picked up for my evening bus trip north. So I took a relaxed walk around the Khao San area, then spent the rest of the day chilling out before I was collected at around dinnertime.