I have been thinking about starting a personal blog for quite some time now, so when I discovered that the domain name jamesvaughn.org was available, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to do so.
Just to give you a little bit of background information about myself, I’m 29 years old (very nearly the big 30, which I’m absolutely dreading), and have lived in Australia and Canada in the past.
However I’m now living just on the outskirts of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, which I can currently recommend if you have never been there before.
For not very much money you can rent a good sized condo with a gym and a swimming pool, or you can rent a decent sized house if you need a little more space.
The city is steeped in history, with stunning temples everywhere you look, and it has some of the best night markets in the world.
Plus it is also surrounded by beautiful mountains, so if you rent a motorbike and head up in to the hills, you will be treated to some breathtaking scenery.
As I mentioned earlier, prices are cheap here, so this is a great destination to visit if you are on a budget. The most expensive part is the actual flight over because it’s obviously a long haul flight if you live in Europe or America, for example.
So anyway back to myself, I have created this blog as an outlet for my adventures, and to basically show my family back home that I am alive and well.
I shall be writing down some of my thoughts and experiences regarding life here in Chiang Mai, which will hopefully show what life’s really like here in this city when you’re living here as opposed to holidaying here.
I’m certainly not the only one doing this because the coffee shops and cafes are full of expats and travelers working on their laptops, but I shall do my best to make this one as interesting as possible.