Originally from Rochester, NY, I have traveled extensively and lived in numerous places around the world - NYC, San Francisco, Sapporo, Hiroshima and Ladahk, India. I originally came to Chiang Rai as a volunteer working with the Akha and enjoyed the lifestyle and area so much, I haven't left! That was in year 2000 so I have been here over 13 years!. I am now married with 2 young sons and am an avid mountain biker and regular traveler. I built the cottage as our weekend escape and when it is not rented we enjoy using it. It has all the amenities that you would expect but since there is no TV I find it gives you a chance to enjoy the natural tranquility, focus on the people you are with and step out of your hectic lifestyle.