Hello blog. Its been a coons age since we’ve spoken.
I’m sitting here in my new “home base” and feel inspired to write up a little post.
Here is the quick summary… I’ve been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 6 months now. When we moved here from the Philippines we did a bit of condo shopping and I ended up picking one at the higher price range that was pretty stylish (upper price range here being just under $1000 / month). When we were looking though we stumbled upon a place that was a diamond in the rough… A spacious 1 bedroom with a HUGE deck. This place is full of students so the price is reasonable but the trade off is that its furnished with rock hard beds and painted a very sad shade of green. Although I could see the diamond under all this, it would have meant I would have had to commit to buying all new furniture and styling it out in a way that I could live with. Since we didn’t know if Chaing Mai was going to be a place we wanted to stay long term we passed it up.
Very quickly we fell in love with this place. Its got an amazing community. Tons of events. The food is amazing… I could go on and on. After about 3 months in our fancy condo we revisited this place and they condo we looked at was still available and they were willing to reserve it for us 3 months ahead of time so we could finish our lease!! How crazy is that!
Anyway, I’m now sitting in my new leather sofa and already loving the place. The view is amazing!! I think I will love being here. Oh and did I mention the rent is only
$287 per month
Yep. Not a typo! What I love love love about this place is a that price I can afford to just keep it as a “home base” while we travel around a bit more. I left the stated in order to explore and I’ve done quite a bit of that but to be honest, picking up all my possessions and dragging them somewhere new, unpacking them all, getting settled, and then doing it all over again is super tiresome. Having this place means month long trips with only a small suitcase. Where do I have in mind?? Spain, France, Hungary, Tibet all sound really nice
Here are picts of what you can get for less than $300 bucks a month here in Thailand: