All posts tagged culture

chiang mai thailand

On Returning to Thailand

Every time I look at a world map, I get a bit overwhelmed at the number of countries I still have yet to see. I know I’ve been fortunate to […]

Hoi An Vietnam

Faces of Asia

A photo captures the moments so often lost to memory. When I leave the house for anything out of the ordinary, I feel lost without my camera strapped to my […]

teaching in thailand

Teach Abroad Myth Revealed

Today’s article is written for the Reach To Teach Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers and travelers around the […]

Rajaji National Park India

Gypsy Safari in Rajaji National Park, India

“What are my chances of seeing an elephant?” I asked the park rangers at Rajaji National Park. The answer didn’t matter. I was there, after a trying journey of eight […]

India Village Life

India Village Life in Images

Some of my favorite photos from villages in northern India. Some of my best memories are of conversations I had with these folks, with body language and facial expressions. Have […]

Pink City Jaipur

India’s ‘Pink’ City: Jaipur, Rajasthan

I love pink. For years it was my favorite color. When I got my first car, I decked it out with pink princess seatbelt and steering wheel covers, large pink […]

Koh Kood Thailand

2013 Capture the Colour Photo Contest

This is my entry into the Capture the Colour Photo Contest host by Travel Supermarket. I’ve been nominated by James at Fly, Icarus, Fly, and Tony and Steph at 20 […]

Camel Festival India

Bikaner Camel Festival in Images

Camel Festival in Bikaner, India My dreams (both day and night) are still filled with images of the snow-tipped Himalayas, the burning ghats in Varanasi, traditional weddings, the spectacular Taj […]

sweet and sour chicken

On Becoming Asian: Stir-fried Sweet and Sour Chicken

“I think I’m becoming Asian,” I said as I sat down to eat a fabulously tasteful meal of stir-fried sweet and sour chicken. I quite literally patted myself on the […]

teaching English in Honduras

Top 10 Life Lessons I Learned While Teaching English Abroad

It’s time for another guest post! A few times each month, I publish stories from fellow travel addicts. Their tales will be about something they’ve learned, or something they’ve taught, […]

Aloo Parantha

A Successful Indian Breakfast Dish: Aloo Parantha

I’ve been thinking a lot about India lately, and I miss it. I miss the beauty amidst the rubble, the food (my favorite in the world), the thrill of adventure, […]

Students in Thailand study ESL

9 Tips for Your First Year Teaching English in Asia

Teaching English in Asia is a fantastic opportunity for adventure and a good way to gain teaching experience if that is your chosen career path. To fully appreciate your time […]

living abroad

10 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me for the Better

  I don’t think it’s possible to live abroad, to completely immerse yourself in a foreign culture, and to not come back changed. If you don’t see something, do something […]

Pad Thai Recipe

An Attempt to Make a Pad Thai Recipe

I’ve purposefully refrained from writing about food and cooking on this blog for several reasons, but primarily because I know nothing about either. But things are about to change. Last […]

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