I spent 3 months in Chiang Mai in 2013. It was a media missions trip serving with a couple providing media support for missionaries and ministries all over eastern Asia. It was quite awesome.
Thailand is a crazy country. Varied and vibrant. And hot. Oh my gosh so hot. The people are friendly, the food is great, especially the big breaded prawns. Mountains, forests, beaches and islands. So grateful to have been able to spend a season there. I may just go back to live there some day.