As we turned the corner a glinting golden stupa came into view. It literally took my breath away and I clearly remember thinking “How lucky am I?!” This was my first visit to Thailand and I instantly fell in love with its people …its temples …its food ..its philosophy. And its gold! Golden stupa. Golden Buddhas. Golden monks.

This is the first in a new series on ‘Travel With Kat’, from my travel memories as seen on Instagram.

Join me on Instagram to follow my journey as it happens, mixed up with a few travel memories. Spoiler alert! Next stop Japan.

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Instagramming Chiang Mai - mesmerised by gold. Highlights from my Instagrams from my visit to the province of Chiang Mai in Thailand

Disclosure: I visited Thailand as a guest of the Tourism Authority of Thailand,


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