First of all, I'm writing this on my phone, as our wifi hasn't been connected yet. So apologies for the typos!
We made it! After months of talking about it, and a long journey, we finally touched down in Chiang Mai! Because I've lived here before, I honestly wasn't expecting to have any kind of culture shock after arriving, but driving through the city from the airport, it was a bit overwhelming for me! The smells, the heat, the traffick, the language, the culture, the food, the restaurants, very different from my trips to New York!
We arrived at the house, unpacked, and went to buy some sheets, towels, and things. I didn't know where to go to get them, my Thai isn't as good as it used to be, and I'm not very familiar with the areas we're living in. At that point, it hit me how deep I've jumped in. But that's me. I love being uncomfortable and swimming in the deep end.
It's now day 3, I've had two cold showers and one warm shower, our meal last night consisted of something that resembled a cows eyeball, and I haven't had a good coffee since I left Sydney, but I'm absolutely loving it. It's a very different Chiang Mai to the one I grew up in, but I'm so excited to start learning, and meeting this cities beautiful people.
That's all I have to say for now! But watch this space...