Chiang Mai

This city is a unique and awesome place located in northern Thailand. Truly, no one could have ever prepared me for what waited for us in Chiang Mai.

Here is a video of the city.

After we stepped off the airplane, we were picked up by our resort and driven to our own villa. My first impressions of Chiang Mai were good, although it was dark. But once we reached our villa they increased tenfold.

This serene spot near the mountains, surprised me perhaps the most of all the places we’d been so far. For a relatively cheap price, this villa held four bedrooms, two balconies, breakfast for everyone, and a good-sized swimming pool.

One thing I love about Thailand is that there are pools everywhere. Swimming in America was just something that we didn’t do that often, so the pools here were really awesome.

And the wildlife here is absolutely amazing. Plants tend to grow like weeds, producing fruit and gorgeous buds. There are numerous banana trees as well. Although the bananas are quite tiny, they are much better than any I’ve ever had before. The bananas are delicious, but if you’ve never have had dragon fruit, you’re really missing out. It taste unique, but rather plain as well. It has seeds like a kiwi. But the strangest part about it is that the inside is white.

Banana stalk
Dragon fruit

And another cool fruit is the jackfruit. It is perhaps the largest fruit I’ve ever seen. This one is growing just outside our house.


All these fruits are so amazing, but the best of all is the durian, although I have yet to try it, I hear that it taste like cream and honey, but there’s also a catch to it. There is a reason that durian is also known as stink fruit, because of the notorious smell that accompanies it. Often, hotels will fine you if you bring durian into your room, that’s how bad it smells. Most shops don’t even have it, for the reason that it will stink up their whole shop. I, myself, can’t wait to try it, 😂 even if the smell ruins the taste!

It really is amazing how many wonderful things God has placed in this tropical paradise of Thailand. Each little thing causes you to take a breathe in awe and reverence for the One Who made it and placed us there to see it. It reminds me of Luke 12:27, “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” and I see how even flowers are so intricate, how much more so are we? Truly we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Let us praise the Lord! 🙂

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