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Author: liza1131

How do you introduce yourself?

One of my absolute favourite things about Chiang Mai is the stellar quality of conversation I have with friends, acquaintances, and other people on similar life journeys. When you’re self-aware and brave enough to step off that well-trodden path, that shift in your mindset often means that you’re open to exploring new perspectives, asking probing questions and trying to get to the core of who you are. I’ve had many enlightening conversations in my time here so far, and little by little, these new ideas or shifts or seeds of something new help me refine my identity and vision...

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Chiang Mai: Weekend trip to Chiang Dao

One thing that I haven’t done as much I should is exploring the towns around Chiang Mai. So when my friend Ruby mentioned that she was going to Chiang Dao, I basically invited myself on her trip, haha. I actually did say something like “Oh, can I join you?”. She was nice enough to say yes, so a few weekends ago, we went up to Chiang Dao and had a great peaceful retreat from the city! How we got there: Chiang Dao is located about a 1.5 hour drive from Chiang Mai. So if you have a motorbike or...

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That Moment When You Celebrate Your 30th with a Halong Bay Cruise

With my birthday coming up soon, I started thinking about how I’ve celebrated my birthdays in previous years. I’m not the birthday-celebration type; usually it’s just a low-key dinner or get-together (or various different ones with different groups of friends). Nothing fancy, nothing too crazy. I have a few personal favourites in terms of birthday celebrations and one of the Top 3 is my 30th: I went on a Halong Bay cruise with Indochina Junks. They say turning 30 is memorable, so I figured I might as well make it a freakin’ awesome memory. When I was doing my...

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Confessions of a newbie “digital nomad” (Part 2)

Two months into the digital nomad life, and I thought I should get off my ass and give an update. What’s awesome about being a digital nomad: 1) Work is fulfilling In my previous corporate jobs, I always tried to find my own meaning in what I was doing. And for the most part, I enjoyed what I did. But when you’re a digital nomad, it’s a whole different ballgame. Essentially the power is in your hands. That’s both a powerful and worrying idea, but to be honest, mostly it’s powerful. (a) We decide what’s a priority Mike and...

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Top 5: Lisbon

Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. It’s a charming mix of old and new (mostly old), encapsulated in warm weather and equally warm hospitality. Here are my Top 5 experiences in Lisbon: 1) Mosteiro dos Jeronimos When you see Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, you don’t doubt why it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even from the outside it looks cool! Built in 1502, it is a shining example of Portugal’s wealth and power during the Age of Discovery. It was built to celebrate Vasco De Gama’s successful journey to India. Even though only a small section of it...

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About me


Hola! I'm Liza and I'm living my second life. Welcome to TSB, where I share my adventures as I discover what makes me happy, what gives my life meaning, and how I live authentically.