Our first stop in Thailand was the beautiful Chiang Mai. A city full of energy, color and culture. We stayed at the Smile House Boutique Hotel and roamed the streets of the old city surrounded by crumbling walls. With good food, people, and sightseeing there was much to love about this northern city amid the lush jungle. If you visit, make sure to buy some Thai patterned pants, rent motorbikes, explore the city, drink at the North Gate Jazz Club, and eat at Lemon Grass and Heuan Phen restaurants. It is hard to go wrong in this vibrant ancient city.