Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Welcome to Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai, otherwise known as the travel blogger capital of the world. It is easy to see why this location is such a popular spot for travel bloggers and tourists. It is a big enough city to have an interesting night life yet laid back enough to feel like you are in a smaller city. The countryside is surrounded with adventure opportunities with treks to hilltribe villages, hiking, rafting, and the ever popular riding on an elephant.

When I visited Chiang Mai, I only intended to stay three days.  Two weeks later I finally left, and I did not want to leave then either. The last three days I had a ticket to leave and each of those days I woke up and walked to the train station and changed my ticket to the next day.

Many people seek out the beaches after leaving Bangkok, but I would prefer to head north. I recommend you do too.


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