While I was researching new destinations for my digital nomad lifestyle, Chiang Mai kept coming up, and so in the end I decided that it fit the bill perfectly. I could escape Malta for the winter and continue living the summer lifestyle in Thailand. I had never been to Asia so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Me and Alyona flew from Malta to Bangkok via Cyprus and Dubai with Emirates Airways. We stayed in Bangkok for a few days as we got accustomed to the totally different culture. While I found Bangkok to be way too hectic for my tastes, I still enjoyed our days there and the hot weather was just what I needed.
A one hour plane trip with Bangkok Airways and we were in Chiang Mai. My first impression was that the weather was even better here, less humid and a few degrees less than in Bangkok. I immediately felt the laid-back atmosphere that pervades this Northern city. Good start.