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Not in Chiang Mai this year . First time in 23 years

After enduring a five month renovation project that ended before Christmas, I decided to stay in Toronto for the winter. It isn’t that I like Toronto more than Chiang Mai, it is that it seems to suit my purpose more … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

This summer I began a major renovation project in the apartment I live in Toronto. The result is a cozy beautiful warm nest to spend the winter if I choose. For the past 23 winters I have flown to Asia … Continue reading

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Living by Design or by Default-

I recently came across two quotes that I had found in the past and jotted down on a piece of paper. The first quote was ,”You are either affecting people or infecting people. The second quote was ,” You are … Continue reading

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Mid March in Chiang Mai

March 30th departure to Turkey will signal the end of my 23rd winter in Chiang Mai. In many ways it has been a great winter. My new partner, Marieline joined me for my 2013 winter stay in Chiang Mai. She … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai- the city of foreign settlers .

I have been a resident of Chiang Mai for twenty two winters. I began my annual stay in Chiang Mai in the winter of 1990. At that time, I met a few ex-pats living full time in Chiang Mai Then … Continue reading

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Who did Arthur Meet in Chiang Mai Today

Chiang Mai may be one of the easiest places to meet interesting people. At one of my favorite restaurants recently, I met a young man from the British Isles. We had a number of common interests. He had lived in … Continue reading

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Never Judge a Book By Its’ Cover

Twice ,recently ,in my travels in Thailand , I have made the mistake of discounting people , and not being open to communicating with someone sitting nearby. The first time was a week Sunday, on a VIP bus going to … Continue reading

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Value Living in Chiang Mai

If one possibly can, one should avoid going to Chaing Mai, or even Thailand from say Mid March to the first of May. This is the hottest time of the year in the Kingdom. The only way to survive comfortably … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai : More important things to know.

When you arrive in the Kingdom make sure that the immigration officer has stamped your visa with the correct number of days that you are entitled to on your visa. It’s difficult to sort out later. All visitors arriving by … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai- a visit becomes a new home

I first arrived In Chaing Mai, thinking it would be a good place to rejuvenate, renew, and rest. The date was April 1st, 1990. I was totally exhausted burned out after ten years of running a successful alternative therapy practice. … Continue reading

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