2016 was an amazing year and there have been so many things that I’ve been grateful for; here are my top 6 highlights of the year.
This year has been full of fantastic adventures. Jay and I have had some great days out; visiting Lamphun, spending the night at Baan Sabai Resort, for his birthday, exploring eateries in Hang Dong and revisiting the Royal Park Ratchaphruek.
The girls and I visited Bua Tong Waterfalls, enjoyed spa treatments at The Spa in Mae Rim and I finally visited and had a lunch at the famous Nest in Chang Dao. I also checked out the new modern art gallery in Sankampheang; Maiiam.
When Mum came to Chiang Mai I took her to see Wat Doi Suthep. I experienced a food tour with Taste of Thailand and I also visited Bangkok numerous times and spend quality time with my friends there.
Getting Out Of My Comfort Zone
I’ve really got out of my comfort zone this year and have tried so many different things. I dislike running but I went to a talk about running and even completed a 5K fun run. I tried things that I’ve never done before; including improvisation, a body popping workshop and a drawing meet up.
I attended some personal development workshops and events I was curious about; a cupping workshop (coffee tasting), exploring creativity through the artist’s way, an introduction to massage and also a rhythms and roots anatomy workshop.
It’s definitely been a year for cool experiences.
Seeing Family and Friends in England
Sukhothai Historical Park
I’ve wanted to visit Sukhothai for at least two years and I even had it listed as one of my goals for 2016. However by early December, last year, I still hadn’t visited and it seemed like I wasn’t going to make it.
We had visitors in Chiang Mai, for the first time last year, and it was brilliant. The most exciting visitor was my Mum, who had never flown by herself or been to Asia before. I was so impressed, as she was nervous but took it all in her stride. It was fantastic to see her and also show her my life here in Chiang Mai.
My amazing friend, Ranjit also visited and it was so good to see her too.
We also met up with our friend Kyle, who we originally met in Chiang Mai, over 3 years ago. Another friend of mine, Nadine came back to Chiang Mai to visit and say hello.
The year was packed full of Zumba fun; I attended numerous JAM sessions and Master classes with experienced Zumba Instructors, in Chiang Mai and Bangkok and I got to hang out with my amazing Zumba friends and meet some great new instructors too.
We hosted a Zumba charity event, in Chiang Mai and I attended Zumba Skills training and Thailand’s first Strong by Zumba training, which is an amazing new High Intensity Interval Training workout.
What a year!
What were your highlights?