Khao soi > KFC

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, and it was an unforgettable experience. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting an elephant sanctuary. It was a beautiful and humbling experience to be able to interact with these gentle giants up close. The sanctuary was well-maintained, and the elephants looked healthy and happy. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will always cherish.

Exploring the markets in Chiang Mai was also a highlight of the trip. I was amazed by the variety of goods available and the vibrant atmosphere. From local crafts to delicious food, there was something for everyone. I also had the opportunity to try Khao soy, which quickly became my new favourite dish. It is a delicious, spicy noodle soup made with chicken and coconut milk, and it’s a must-try when visiting Chiang Mai.

Me and my friends at the Elephant sanctuary.

Staying at a hostel was a fantastic way to meet new people from all over the world. I had some amazing conversations with fellow travelers and learned a lot about different cultures and lifestyles. The hostel itself was comfortable and welcoming, and it made for a great base from which to explore the city.

Finally, no trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without experiencing the vibrant nightlife. I had a great time partying with locals and other travelers. The atmosphere was electric, and I had so much fun dancing and meeting new people.

Me and the Elephant up close.

In conclusion, my trip to Chiang Mai was an unforgettable experience. From interacting with elephants to exploring local markets and making new friends, I had the time of my life. I can’t wait to visit again and continue to explore this beautiful city.

Final days Approaching…

With the final days in Bangkok approaching, I look back, and I just think, man, am I grateful, firstly, for the opportunity, but for many other reasons. The connections I have made with my fellow Kiwi Interns, the connections I’ve made with my workmates, the lessons I’ve learnt working here and also experiencing a new culture. The places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met are something you can’t put a price on, and it’s something I will remember for my life. I head back to New Zealand equipped with knowledge and experiences that will put me in good stead in Chasing my dreams in New Zealand, with a major goal of helping those around me.

Nāku noa Taimana Iversen.

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