It looks like we’re moving to Chiang Mai first. It’s a farang (foreigner) friendly city in one of the northern provinces of Thailand. Chiang Mai province borders on Burma. It’s in the jungle, which means there are a ton of cool elephant tours and such we could go on. It’s also cheaper to live in than Bangkok, though we do plan on sending some time in the capital city at some point, probably during the cooler dry season since it gets a lot hotter the farther south you go (plus Bangkok is on a river which makes it even more hot and humid). There’s a train that runs between Bangkok and Chiang Mai that takes about 12 hours and costs under $20 USD. All the nice beach resorts are down past Bangkok… Pattaya in the Chonburi province looks really nice, we’re going to try to check that out too.
There’s a really beautiful festival they celebrate, called the Festival of Lights. Check it: