How We Have Settled into Our New Home Abroad
Well, 51 hours of traveling, and crossing however many time zones- our bodies were confused. Jet lag started to hit us, well me really. When we first arrived our adrenaline was so high from the anticipation of flying, that we weren’t tired and couldn’t nap. The first night I fell asleep around 9 and woke up at 4 am. Then the next few days I spent trying to go to bed later and later so that I could sleep in the mornings a little later than 630/7am. After being here for five days, my sleep schedule was finally normal. Going to bed at my regular 11 pm, waking up around 8 am.
Here are some photos of the office at the apartments
Our home in Chiang Mai
The bedroom my parents put together for Kyle and I
Some things we’d like to do while in Thailand
Go on a honeymoon- we’ve talked about this but nothing has been settled yet. Prices here in Thailand go up during the ‘high season’ which is November- February. Our five-year anniversary will be October 1st, which is a weekend so I think that’d be a good time- right before the high season. We’ve also talked about taking a trip with my family to the same place, but Kyle and I would have our own time together.
Learn Thai- now I know this seems pretty far fetched because it is. For us, learning a language is easier when you’re around it. Being back here, I can definitely pick up on certain terms and phrases. Eventually, a lifelong goal of mine is to speak fluently. We are considering enrolling in courses, stay tuned.
Visit the Big Buddha in Phuket, again- in 2014 we visited Phuket and toured the Big Buddha. They were actually still in the process of building it so we purchased a tile that we could write our names on. The tile would be placed in the construction of the Buddha. Now that it’s finished, it would be neat to see it completed.
Travel outside of Thailand– there are so many places we want to travel to when we are here. The biggest ones are the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia.