The Day-to-Day: Chiang Mai (again)


  1. Joella says:

    I’m sorry to see the end of the Day-to-Day series. I always love reading them and I enjoyed writing mine about Beijing- it was one of the first pieces I wrote for another blog (other than my own). But I think this was the perfect way to end it. It was really lovely to read about your updated daily life and how things have changed.

  2. Rachel says:

    Ahhh I wondered if people who’d lived in Thailand for a while ever got used to the heat and stopped sweating! Good to know it’s unavoidable. Your bedroom is beautiful! And I loved reading about how your day to day has evolved.

    • Alana Morgan says:

      Nope, you just learn to bear with it (slightly) better. Basically my skin is always sticky and I don’t realize it until I go home to Seattle where it is most certainly not hot and humid. 😉

  3. Justine says:

    I’m sad to see the series go too! But I absolutely loved getting a glimpse into your life in Chiang Mai and how it’s evolved over the years. I can completely relate to some of the challenges you face being an expat in Southeast Asia (like the heat!), but I love that there are so many aspects you love about your life. It’s nice that you’ve been able to make a life for yourself…even if you’ve had to hustle for it! I’m still trying to find my way in this crazy expat and freelance world! Anyway, this was very beautifully written and a wonderful way to end this series 🙂

  4. Tracey says:

    aaahhh isn’t visa paperwork and the waiting just the pits!!

  5. Ella says:

    I loved this series and I share the same sentiment about not getting to read anymore. But this one was very satisfying to read and it’s good to read how you’ve been enjoying your time in Chiang Mai. I still have to get myself there one day haha 🙂

  6. Susan says:

    There is never a place that will be 100% perfect. If we didn’t have something to moan about then we wouldn’t cherish the great things:)

    Great post!

  7. annie lee says:

    i came across your blog while searching for chiangmai’s best cafes and whoa – you’re an inspiration alana, really love reading about your life in chiangmai!

  8. 10110 says:

    A CM local stumbled upon your blog.

    I saw your name in an article “I heart my city” or something like that, so I search for your blog since your name sound really familiar. There’s a girl name Alana who made vids about CM but I can’t remember her family name. I searched if you were her (and it’s not) Anyway since I’m here there’s no need to leave so I read your posts and have to say that I’m glad that overall you seems to like it here.

    CM and TH is like every places in the world. We have good and bad things, also good and bad people. Hope you always see the first ones.

    I understand when you said “People ask me if I’m going to stay here ‘forever’, which is an impossible question to answer.” That’s right. However if you have to leave, be reminded that you gave another home here where you can come back anytime.

    Have a good day. 🙂

  9. Jocelyn says:

    Hi Alana, I just found your blog while searching for the best spas in Chiang Mai. Funny coincidence, I’m also from the Seattle area and will be visiting Chiang Mai and Phuket after graduating college (and before starting my big girl job). Thank you for writing about your life in Thailand, it will be a great help in planning my trip!

  10. megan says:

    I love reading about your life here in Thailand…I feel like you and I have a lot of parallels. I had a Thai boyfriend and well, now I don’t. I’m in Bangkok, but I too quit teaching and went freelance. Now I’m dealing with some financial issues and deciding whether I stay or leave…and I think a lot of what I’ve read from you mirrors much of how I’m feeling. Just wanted to say that it’s nice to see someone else going through some similar life choices right now. It’s pretty rare for me to come across someone (here or in the states) who gets what it’s like. So…thanks for writing so candidly:)

  11. I love your writing, Alana. You are so frank, open and have a fresh point of view. I am now in Chiang Mai and loving it here, and I’m reading so many of your posts, both to get ideas for things I want to see and do, and also to read someone whose point of view is so easy to relate to. I realize your site has changed a lot, so thank you for leaving these posts up and available. You are a terrific writer, I’ll just leave you with that.

    • Alana Morgan says:

      Thank you – that’s so kind to hear! This site has certainly become less of a priority as more work and writing for other outlets have come my way but I’m glad to hear that the posts are still helpful!

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