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Chiang Mai {and the blog post that put me on the map}

Chiang Mai
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I couldn’t help myself but to hold on to this 3 year old blog post that is the reason why I have this blog.

On our honeymoon trip, my husband and I were in Chiang Mai. I had Damsel in Dior {which was called “Jacey Lenae” at the time} as a place for my parents to see instant photos from our honeymoon trip. I was snapping away and posting daily for fun, not really thinking anything of it. The “blog” was getting about 30 hits a day which were my parents and a few friends checking in on our trip.

I took this photo of two young girls standing outside a temple in Chiang Mai. How adorable are they? They very patiently posed for me as I fumbled with my new camera I purchased just for the honeymoon. I had no clue what I was doing.

One morning I woke up to find that the site has received over 3,500 hits and I was in shock. ‘There must be a mistake!,’ I thought to myself but then I noticed over a hundred comments. WordPress hadΒ “Pressed” my blog that day {featured it} to their database of users and just like that, my blog was born. If it weren’t for WordPress featuring this first photo, the idea to start my blog would have never happened.Β That feature opened my eyes to the idea of putting effort into the blog, into my photos and that with original content and care…the readers will come. Well, that and a little help from WordPress!

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  • THIS is just day one? STUNNING images!

    πŸ™‚

  • wow… those gold buildings are fascinating. What an experience!

  • I love Chiang Mai. Thanks for bringing back great memories!
    Kathy

  • Those kids are soooo cute! Love your pictures πŸ˜€

  • Your pictures are breathtaking! I love the saturated colors, the human element and the beautiful sights of Chiang Mai. I’ll be traveling there in November, I can’t wait. Any suggestions?

  • Gorgeous photography! Thank you for sharing!

  • Holy cow, these pictures are gorgeous. My fave: the status of the hippo that’s labeled ‘Mom.’ I have to confess, it made me giggle. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on FP!

    Kate
    http://ukate.wordpress.com/

  • This is beautiful!! I’m currently in the South East Asia part of the world and hope to go to chiang mai sometime soon!

  • The “Mom” one is hilarious!

  • Absolutely Lovely !

  • Awesome photos! such vivid details. Looks like a lot of fun.

  • Interesting Photos!

  • Your photos are incredible. I love the elephant sitting on the pot – I had to look twice! Have a great trip.

  • beautiful photography! http://www.saracardoza.wordpress.com

  • I love Thailand! I especially love Chiang Mai!
    http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/fit-to-be-thaid/

  • Ah, it takes me back. Thailand has the potential to change your life like nowhere else I’ve been. Treasure it!

  • Beautiful photos! . . . The little children are gorgeous in their traditional garb!

    http://arabianmusings.wordpress.com/

  • Thailand is beautiful.

  • You made me miss Thailand all the more! Been there last May and have been raring to go back ever since. I thought people were joking when they said it’s a haven for shopping. Well, it definitely is πŸ˜€

  • These photos are gorgeous! At first, I was hoping to read a little something about each one, but as I went through them, there was no need for you to write anything…they speak for themselves. πŸ™‚

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  • Gorgeous photography!

  • what camera do you use?

  • I love your photos! I just returned from Chiang Mai a few months ago. Such a beautiful city and country, yet so much darkness in that place.

  • …Wow. Makes me want to go back even more.

  • Stunning, stunning photographs and I so love your blog name. Well-deserved FP.

  • Chiang Mai, what a wonderful town! I visited one of my girlfriend over there. She is married with a Thai. They are the owner of Scorpion Tours and are doing amazing Sightseeing tours. I stayed 10 days in Chian Mai. Wonderful town with not so many tourists as in other regiions of Thailand. The nightmarket is amazing and eating over there each night was my daily pleasure. You can’t go wrong with any of these open restaurants where locals also eat. No worry to get sick over there. If you are in this region please visit also the DJUNGEL MARKET. A great and stunning experience. All the best for you.

  • Wow, gorgeous photos!

  • It appears that Lotus land still looks like it ever was: an idealized paradise full of delusions and dreams.

  • Bunny Eats Design

    Wow. Gorgeous photos. These make me want to go back to Chiang Mai. Of all the places I’ve holidayed, I think Chiang Mai was the city we stayed in for the longest. It was by necessity, but it is an easy city to hang out in.

  • Those children are so precious!

  • Amazing photographs!

  • Those were beautiful pictures

  • fabulous shots! the history and culture and lifestyle are so different from the states. it’s very intriguing. i need to make a trip! thanks for sharing!

  • Great pictures! Chiang Mai is one of favourite places in the world! .. m

  • Beautiful children. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  • What beautiful pictures! Your title caught my eye because I have friends who live in Chiang Mai. I look forward to visiting one day.

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos! Love the colors!

  • Isn’t it simply beautiful there! My very good, old High School chum, Richard has lived there for ages now and loves the place. Just in case you need an English speaker that knows the territory and customs, etc. I can give you his numbers, if you need them! Enjoy your experience over there… it’s such a delightful display of colors, smells, tastes… and jungle!

    Have a fun experience!

  • really nice pictures..

  • lovely photos
    thats my hometown πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful photos!

  • Beautiful photos.

  • Amazing snapshots
    villagebandwidth.com

  • Love the photos

  • Very impressive! Amazing pictures.

  • Cute little Hmong girls in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Love Hmong and I’m one of them,

    From Minnesota

  • Jenda Miller

    Very creative shots!!! Awesome!!!

  • Where’d the chicken come from? How very random O_o

  • would love to visit this place!

  • cool pictures…a wonderful day!

  • You may have just sparked the re-emergence of the travel bug in me. Many thanks for sharing your photos and inspiring the world!

  • I have been there a few times, and i reckon the temples in the north are far more incredible than those in the south. If this is only day one strap yourself in!

  • what Beautiful photos.I like it

  • Beautiful photos! I want to visit Thailand…

  • clarehudson

    I went to Doi Suthep Temple last month and found it beautiful- Great photos of it.

  • Absolute beautiful photography.
    ? There’s a “Mom” one?
    Anyway, stunning pictures.
    God Bless You
    paul

  • Excellent pictures, the kids are adorable! Brought back memories from an amazing trip 8 years ago..

  • MaiBao

    What caught my attention was the little Hmong girls dressed in their traditional clothing. Love the photos.

  • Those two girls are dressed in Hmong clothes!

  • Great pics of beautiful city. Did you walk up the steps of Doi Suthep?

  • great images, it looks like a beautiful place to be πŸ™‚

  • We would love to post the 5th photo up, from the bottom, at toemail if you do not mind?

    http://toemail.wordpress.com

  • nice photos..

  • Very nice! I love your shot…
    http://yourtravelbuddy.wordpress.com

    ~Dance like you do when nobody is watching~

  • Your photos are incredible. You have confirmed my desire to go there – soon! Really wonderful & beautifully arange blog. Lovely & simple layout.

  • Beautiful, clear shots. Nice compositions too. What camera are you using?

  • What lovely photos! This makes me miss Asia SO much more than I already do. Chiang Mai is such an amazing place πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing these awesome snaps with us and congrats on being fresh!

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos here! Amazing colours and vibrancy.

    I went to Chiang Mai a few years ago and hands down it was my favourite place that I visited in Thailand. You’ve done it proud with these shots.

  • Chiang mai is my favorite place too. I love there so much, good friendly people and beautiful places. I recommented go there.

  • Hey great travel photography, really highlights what Chiang Mai has to offer!
    Well done.

  • These pictures are bloody brilliant!! Congrats for capturing these – and for being freshly pressed, of course.

  • Outstanding. That gold is blinding isn’t it. I love to travel vicariously through others.

  • Nice pics. Like it !

  • Wow, vibrant photos. Thanks for sharing. Ron

  • absolutely beautiful!! would love to get to chiang mai. http://www.megtrippin.blogspot.com

  • Nice πŸ™‚

  • Gorgeous photos. The first picture of the two little girls is beautiful. I love their pink cheeks, bright headpieces, and panda purses!

  • Awesome photos! I lived in Chiangmai as a child, and it is my favorite city! πŸ™‚

  • Quite beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them.
    Greetings from Madrid, Spain.

  • nice picture..
    visit on http://www.anar373ct.wordpress.com
    thank before…

  • Adorable . . . πŸ™‚

  • Pingback: chiang mai day one | Word Press Website Developer | Online Marketing - SEO - Organic Search Traffic | Wordpress Specialists()

  • nice picture .i love chiangmai
    http://blackfriday3ds.wordpress.com/

  • Great shots, and not sure what they do to the kids up in Chang Mai, but they gotta be the cutest kids in the world…
    http://wanderinground.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/welcome/

  • Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Sorry … find we can’t take it from your site but if you don’t mind, you can email it to us at toemailers (at) gmail . com and yes, we will post your link.

  • I also have these photos from our visit to Chiang Mai when we saw the elephants and pet the tigers!
    http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/ticklish-tiger-tongue/

  • Oh, you’ve captured it beautifully! Stunning photos. We love Chiang Mai, love the elephants, love the food and flowers. Gorgeous shots!

  • Great shots! Makes me want to fly to Thailand right away. πŸ™‚

  • Cute kids, great photos. What a beautiful city! πŸ™‚

  • Nostalgi! I was there when I was 7! Beautiful photos:)

  • Those little girls are precious.

  • great photos! loved chiangmai!

  • Another BIG thank you to everyone for visiting the blog. We are hoping to do a lot of travel this year (including a hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro). Many more photos and updates to come so please check back regularly. Best, Jacey

  • Pingback: Freshly Pressed: A Blog Is Born –()

  • Julie Glantz

    I’m Going to Thailand for my honeymoon too… Any recommendations?! I would really appreciate it!

  • Hannah Rheaume

    Hi Jacey! I just wanted to stop by after watching your video with Fohr Card. What a sweet photo of the two little ones. I loved Thailand so much!

    I have to say, the struggle for engagement is SO real. And as a “baby” in the influencer world its discouraging but I am glad to know I’m not alone! Happy to have found Damsel in Dior πŸ™‚

    xx Hannah & The Sunny Side of Things

  • THIS is just day one? STUNNING images!

    πŸ™‚

  • wow… those gold buildings are fascinating. What an experience!

  • I love Chiang Mai. Thanks for bringing back great memories!
    Kathy

  • Those kids are soooo cute! Love your pictures πŸ˜€

  • Your pictures are breathtaking! I love the saturated colors, the human element and the beautiful sights of Chiang Mai. I’ll be traveling there in November, I can’t wait. Any suggestions?

  • Gorgeous photography! Thank you for sharing!

  • Holy cow, these pictures are gorgeous. My fave: the status of the hippo that’s labeled ‘Mom.’ I have to confess, it made me giggle. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on FP!

    Kate
    http://ukate.wordpress.com/

  • This is beautiful!! I’m currently in the South East Asia part of the world and hope to go to chiang mai sometime soon!

  • The “Mom” one is hilarious!

  • Absolutely Lovely !

  • Awesome photos! such vivid details. Looks like a lot of fun.

  • Interesting Photos!

  • Your photos are incredible. I love the elephant sitting on the pot – I had to look twice! Have a great trip.

  • beautiful photography! http://www.saracardoza.wordpress.com

  • I love Thailand! I especially love Chiang Mai!
    http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/fit-to-be-thaid/

  • Ah, it takes me back. Thailand has the potential to change your life like nowhere else I’ve been. Treasure it!

  • Beautiful photos! . . . The little children are gorgeous in their traditional garb!

    http://arabianmusings.wordpress.com/

  • Thailand is beautiful.

  • You made me miss Thailand all the more! Been there last May and have been raring to go back ever since. I thought people were joking when they said it’s a haven for shopping. Well, it definitely is πŸ˜€

  • These photos are gorgeous! At first, I was hoping to read a little something about each one, but as I went through them, there was no need for you to write anything…they speak for themselves. πŸ™‚

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  • Gorgeous photography!

  • what camera do you use?

  • I love your photos! I just returned from Chiang Mai a few months ago. Such a beautiful city and country, yet so much darkness in that place.

  • …Wow. Makes me want to go back even more.

  • Stunning, stunning photographs and I so love your blog name. Well-deserved FP.

  • Chiang Mai, what a wonderful town! I visited one of my girlfriend over there. She is married with a Thai. They are the owner of Scorpion Tours and are doing amazing Sightseeing tours. I stayed 10 days in Chian Mai. Wonderful town with not so many tourists as in other regiions of Thailand. The nightmarket is amazing and eating over there each night was my daily pleasure. You can’t go wrong with any of these open restaurants where locals also eat. No worry to get sick over there. If you are in this region please visit also the DJUNGEL MARKET. A great and stunning experience. All the best for you.

  • Wow, gorgeous photos!

  • It appears that Lotus land still looks like it ever was: an idealized paradise full of delusions and dreams.

  • Bunny Eats Design

    Wow. Gorgeous photos. These make me want to go back to Chiang Mai. Of all the places I’ve holidayed, I think Chiang Mai was the city we stayed in for the longest. It was by necessity, but it is an easy city to hang out in.

  • Those children are so precious!

  • Amazing photographs!

  • Those were beautiful pictures

  • fabulous shots! the history and culture and lifestyle are so different from the states. it’s very intriguing. i need to make a trip! thanks for sharing!

  • Great pictures! Chiang Mai is one of favourite places in the world! .. m

  • Beautiful children. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  • What beautiful pictures! Your title caught my eye because I have friends who live in Chiang Mai. I look forward to visiting one day.

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos! Love the colors!

  • Isn’t it simply beautiful there! My very good, old High School chum, Richard has lived there for ages now and loves the place. Just in case you need an English speaker that knows the territory and customs, etc. I can give you his numbers, if you need them! Enjoy your experience over there… it’s such a delightful display of colors, smells, tastes… and jungle!

    Have a fun experience!

  • really nice pictures..

  • lovely photos
    thats my hometown πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful photos!

  • Beautiful photos.

  • Amazing snapshots
    villagebandwidth.com

  • Love the photos

  • Very impressive! Amazing pictures.

  • Cute little Hmong girls in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Love Hmong and I’m one of them,

    From Minnesota

  • Jenda Miller

    Very creative shots!!! Awesome!!!

  • Where’d the chicken come from? How very random O_o

  • would love to visit this place!

  • cool pictures…a wonderful day!

  • You may have just sparked the re-emergence of the travel bug in me. Many thanks for sharing your photos and inspiring the world!

  • I have been there a few times, and i reckon the temples in the north are far more incredible than those in the south. If this is only day one strap yourself in!

  • what Beautiful photos.I like it

  • Beautiful photos! I want to visit Thailand…

  • clarehudson

    I went to Doi Suthep Temple last month and found it beautiful- Great photos of it.

  • Absolute beautiful photography.
    ? There’s a “Mom” one?
    Anyway, stunning pictures.
    God Bless You
    paul

  • Excellent pictures, the kids are adorable! Brought back memories from an amazing trip 8 years ago..

  • MaiBao

    What caught my attention was the little Hmong girls dressed in their traditional clothing. Love the photos.

  • Those two girls are dressed in Hmong clothes!

  • Great pics of beautiful city. Did you walk up the steps of Doi Suthep?

  • great images, it looks like a beautiful place to be πŸ™‚

  • We would love to post the 5th photo up, from the bottom, at toemail if you do not mind?

    http://toemail.wordpress.com

  • nice photos..

  • Very nice! I love your shot…
    http://yourtravelbuddy.wordpress.com

    ~Dance like you do when nobody is watching~

  • Your photos are incredible. You have confirmed my desire to go there – soon! Really wonderful & beautifully arange blog. Lovely & simple layout.

  • Beautiful, clear shots. Nice compositions too. What camera are you using?

  • What lovely photos! This makes me miss Asia SO much more than I already do. Chiang Mai is such an amazing place πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing these awesome snaps with us and congrats on being fresh!

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos here! Amazing colours and vibrancy.

    I went to Chiang Mai a few years ago and hands down it was my favourite place that I visited in Thailand. You’ve done it proud with these shots.

  • Chiang mai is my favorite place too. I love there so much, good friendly people and beautiful places. I recommented go there.

  • Hey great travel photography, really highlights what Chiang Mai has to offer!
    Well done.

  • These pictures are bloody brilliant!! Congrats for capturing these – and for being freshly pressed, of course.

  • Outstanding. That gold is blinding isn’t it. I love to travel vicariously through others.

  • Nice pics. Like it !

  • Wow, vibrant photos. Thanks for sharing. Ron

  • absolutely beautiful!! would love to get to chiang mai. http://www.megtrippin.blogspot.com

  • Nice πŸ™‚

  • Gorgeous photos. The first picture of the two little girls is beautiful. I love their pink cheeks, bright headpieces, and panda purses!

  • Awesome photos! I lived in Chiangmai as a child, and it is my favorite city! πŸ™‚

  • Quite beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them.
    Greetings from Madrid, Spain.

  • nice picture..
    visit on http://www.anar373ct.wordpress.com
    thank before…

  • Adorable . . . πŸ™‚

  • Pingback: chiang mai day one | Word Press Website Developer | Online Marketing - SEO - Organic Search Traffic | Wordpress Specialists()

  • nice picture .i love chiangmai
    http://blackfriday3ds.wordpress.com/

  • Great shots, and not sure what they do to the kids up in Chang Mai, but they gotta be the cutest kids in the world…
    http://wanderinground.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/welcome/

  • Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Sorry … find we can’t take it from your site but if you don’t mind, you can email it to us at toemailers (at) gmail . com and yes, we will post your link.

  • I also have these photos from our visit to Chiang Mai when we saw the elephants and pet the tigers!
    http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/ticklish-tiger-tongue/

  • Oh, you’ve captured it beautifully! Stunning photos. We love Chiang Mai, love the elephants, love the food and flowers. Gorgeous shots!

  • Great shots! Makes me want to fly to Thailand right away. πŸ™‚

  • Cute kids, great photos. What a beautiful city! πŸ™‚

  • Nostalgi! I was there when I was 7! Beautiful photos:)

  • Those little girls are precious.

  • great photos! loved chiangmai!

  • Another BIG thank you to everyone for visiting the blog. We are hoping to do a lot of travel this year (including a hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro). Many more photos and updates to come so please check back regularly. Best, Jacey

  • Pingback: Freshly Pressed: A Blog Is Born –()

  • Julie Glantz

    I’m Going to Thailand for my honeymoon too… Any recommendations?! I would really appreciate it!

  • Hannah Rheaume

    Hi Jacey! I just wanted to stop by after watching your video with Fohr Card. What a sweet photo of the two little ones. I loved Thailand so much!

    I have to say, the struggle for engagement is SO real. And as a “baby” in the influencer world its discouraging but I am glad to know I’m not alone! Happy to have found Damsel in Dior πŸ™‚

    xx Hannah & The Sunny Side of Things