Archive for August, 2012

10 Reasons I Can’t Wait to be Back in Asia

1. The humidity does great things for my natural curls. 2. I can wander around alone and lost and still get inspired. 3. The wonderful hospitality and curiosity of the locals. 4. Street-side […]

Street-side in Southeast Asia

I miss the convenience of street-side service in Southeast Asia. Not only are the sidewalk vendors usually the cheapest in town, they’re also the best. Whether it’s scrumptious local cuisine […]

Black Bears & Pristine Falls: Luang Prabang, Laos

If you’ve never seen black bears playing in a park like children at daycare, you should probably book the next ticket to Luang Prabang, Laos and head 30 kilometers south […]

Decisions in Luang Prabang, Laos

It was in Luang Prabang that I had to decide how I would spend the following year of my life. Colorado State University was pressuring me with a looming deadline to […]

A Tour of Savannakhet, Laos

I almost made a mistake in Savannakhet, Laos. It was one of those “I know better but my just-say-yes policy always wins in the name of cultural experience” situations. I […]

A Monk Play Date

At the park outside the Sankampaeng Hot Springs near Chiang Mai in April, child monks, called novices, had a play date. I’m not sure what it is about the orange […]

Songkran: A Nationwide Water Fight

Songkran, as the Thai New Year is called, should be in the running for the World’s Greatest Holiday. I know it’s a tough competition, with quirky annual celebrations like mud […]

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