Some of my favorite places on the planet are those I knew nothing about prior to going. Chiang Mai was one of them. We had some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had, walked through rice fields, saw leeches grow from the size of ants to giant slug-like things, crossed a bamboo bridge (I was terrified), and forged a river on an elephant. The moral of the story is, wear shoes, the leeches won’t get you!
© Sarah Milstein 2013