I’ve written before about how much I love eating out in Thailand. And it’s not just for the food that’s hard for me to reproduce at home. I love the pace. I love sitting around for hours. I love waiters ignoring me until I flag them over. I love how the more inexpensive a restaurant [...]
Remember my last post wherein I whined both about too much Christmas and also not enough Christmas? Well, if I believed in some sadistic cosmic force that punishes the worst kind of over-priviledged internet navel-gazing, I would certainly think that our Christmas day was cursed.
It started lovely enough. I [...]
Spending the holidays in the sub-tropical climate of an exceedingly buddhist city has its advantages. Notably, I’m not on the verge of a maniacal rampage. I’m not hit with an urge to destroy all things red, green, pine-scented and sounding of Bing Crosby because they’ve been around since mid-November, agitating all of my senses. [...]
Fresno embodies everything about safe, comfortable America. The roads follow the grid system, with well-manicured gated communities bounded by wide, clean sidewalks. A buffer separates bike lanes from the road and protects cyclists from the huge, hard on the outside, soft on the inside SUVs everyone drives around. The terrain is flat and manageable, the [...]
We barely made it out of Austin before stopping for coffee at a kitschy shop in an antique-infested German town. A chatty lady (Friendly patron? Shop owner or work off-duty?) started asking us all about where we were from, where we are going, and after we got out the whole story–Road trip! Thailand! A year [...]
2 hours into our drive West, I began to actually pay attention to the surroundings. I’ve heard others complain that there’s nothing to see in West Texas, but I must disagree. I’m too tired to fully process everything tonight, so instead I’ll leave this live video of Marty Robbins performing “El Paso.”
The other night I went to see the Magic Flute with my Dad at the fancy, newish performing arts center in Austin. The Long Center is situated directly across the river from downtown Austin and audiences during intermission are treated to stunning views of the city skyline via balconies and a pavilion [...]
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