Being alone in Chiang Mai

By Torsten


October 21, 2016

One of my favorite cities in the world. Life is just really good out here in Chiang Mai. Cost of living is low, food is incredible and lots of good people around.

And I’m leaving again in 11 days…

I’ve a flight to Hong Kong on the 1st Nov. and I’m still hoping to get the bank account appointments sorted.

But here are some good news: Last night a friend happened to move into a new apartment and I could move into his old one. It’s a really nice place and I couldn’t believe how much I missed being alone.

Having your own space is such a treat. Last night I was sitting on the bed and my ears started to pulsate. I have that when I’m in a very very quite, almost silent place. And that’s usually on top of a mountain. I’ve become so used to be surrounded by others (sleeping in hostels for 2 month) that I had almost forgotten the feeling of being alone.

This morning I went right back into a little routine and meditated for 20 minutes. I haven’t done that since… yea… basically since Myanmar.

Again, I can’t wait to be settled in Cape Town. I miss my morning routine. Also my physical health suffered since I haven’t done much of an exercise in those last months. All because I pushed myself to live super cheap. And that’s because I don’t have income yet. Anyways, I’m close to change all that. It’s the grind that makes it fun… right?

It will be rewarding, that’s for sure.

Only people who have something to celebrate, shall celebrate.

And I will have a lot to celebrate!

Imagine, I haven’t been out for… wow… for like… well. Let’s put it even more dramatic. Since January 2015 I have been out on parties maybe 7 times. Maybe..

That’s nuts.

I just didn’t and still don’t feel like going out. I don’t feel like I’ve something to celebrate. Most people go out to forget their daily lives. When I go out I will want to celebrate my daily life.

Hm… interesting.

I think that’s it for now.

Talk soon,


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