A Year in the Land of Smiles

Thailand has been an unexpected interval in my life. One year away that I never expected, and had not confirmed until a few weeks before I arrived.
There is a lot to say about the country, of wild oppositions and contrasts, of conflicting oppression and freedom, where the new and old clash and churn and constantly jostle for dominance.
I had very specific health and fitness goals coming here, and generally I have met those goals, so that has filtered through and colored my entire experience here. However, I managed to experience a lot. The fitness journey is for another page and post, but this page is dedicated to my attempts at capturing some of the  highlights from my past year in Chiang Mai, and around Thailand.
I hope the beauty, history, and contrast of the land comes through in some of these images.