The fifth month of my trip was all about slowing down, chilling out and staying in one place for a few weeks and I found the perfect place to do this: Chiang Mai!
Last month I mysteriously announced my plans to travel there and claimed that I didn’t know how much time I would be spending there. Well, it’s time for me to come clean:
I travelled to Chiang Mai for a boy.
Yes, it’s true. Before I left for my trip I decided that I didn’t want to have any of the drama which inevitably comes from having a partner. From the age of sixteen onwards, I can’t think of any significant amount of time where I’ve remained single for more than a few weeks — I always seem to end up in relationships, whether I want to be or not. I therefore wanted to my travels to be about me being selfish, and being content with being single for once.
…So that worked well.
However, I honestly cannot think of a single time in my life where I’ve ever felt so relaxed and happy with every aspect of my life. I keep thinking to myself, “Wow, so this is what it’s like to feel relaxed!”
So what did I do during my month spent in Chiang Mai?
I went LED techno dancing at the Thailand International Balloon festival.
I developed a slight obsession with scooters.
And took a weekend trip to the beautiful countryside of Pai
When my Thai visa ran out, I sadly packed up my bags and left for Singapore.
I knew from reading hotel reviews online that Singapore was going to be expensive but I wasn’t expecting to spend as much as £30 a day!
I had an action-packed few days where I nearly melted from the humidity and tried to cram as many tourist activities as I could into my time there.
Since arriving, all I could think about was how much I was missing my life in Chiang Mai. I was Chiang Mai-sick and I desperately wanted to return.
So that’s exactly what I did.
In Singapore, I applied for a 60 day Thai visa and so I’ll be spending the next couple of months there, catching up on work, sunning myself by the pool, eating scary food, manically riding scooters, and exploring Northern Thailand.
Onto my statistics for the month!
Countries visited: 2
Thailand and Singapore
Cities visited: 4
Chiang Mai, Pai, Bangkok, Singapore
Number of photos taken: 973
Number of flights: 3
Number of trains: 1
Thailand: £300 over 27 days = £11.11 a day.
Singapore: £120 over 4 days = £30.00 a day.
Money spent on transport: £196
Total amount spent this month: £616.
Looking to follow along with my travels through my monthly summaries? You can read the previous month’s summary here, the next month’s summary here, or head on over to the monthly summary page to read from the very beginning!