The Beginning of a Great Adventure

by Emma Endicott August. 22, 2016 781 views
A view from my apartment bedroom. Mountain tops surrounded by trees filled in with a few houses and apartment buildings.

The view from my apartment bedroom for the semester! Can't complain about this.

Studying abroad has been a dream of mine for a while now. Never would I have thought that I would end up in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Though it wasn't my original choice, I do believe that this is about to be one of the best experiences of my life. In my five days here, I have fallen in love with the mountains, the beautifully built temples, and the easy-going life-style. I cannot wait to continue to explore, learn, and grow in this place.

Foggy look from the mountain top.

Overlooking the city after a tour of the royal palace.

These red trucks are the most convenient way to move about Chiang Mai when your destination is not within walking distance. They typically cost only 20 Baht (less than 1 USD) per person one way.

Looking up at the long climb of stairs leading to the temple.

Stairs to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Intricate detailing of golden dragon statues that mark the entrance of the stairs

All of the temples have such intricate details everywhere. It never ceases to amaze me.

Gold plated center of the temple.

This gold-plated structure is placed at the center of the temple. The picture does not do it justice.

Wooden pillars with carvings.

Beautifully carved wooden pillars on a patio outside the temple.

Overlooking the city from the patio.

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