“Do you smell that?” I asked Andy as we forged our way along a highly trafficked and obstacle-ridden sidewalk our first week in Bangkok, and in Southeast Asia as a whole. The smell was raw sewage, running in a gutter right below our feet.
Andy wiped his sweating brow [...]
The last few days have been total busts because of the terrible air quality in Chiang Mai. Saturday was all prepped and primed to be a day full of motorbike exploring and of observing artisans craft umbrellas and parasols in the most ancient of methods. We saddled up on the bike and found [...]
Remember when I had a fit about packing and went so far as to document everything I put into my backpack divided by category? Well…the results of that experiment in packing lightly are in, and as I have plenty of data to analyze as I’ve been dressing in the [...]
Remember that semi-practical post I wrote about things people buy when doing extensive travel? It was full of useful items like locks and raincoats and other items that practical people fill practical top-loading strappy backpacks with in pursuit of adventures. Practically. I was thinking about buying them.
Well, I may have failed. But not in [...]
In light of Wednesday’s post, I’ve decided to share some of the markets in or around Bangkok that I’d like to consider visiting the week that we’ll be there. Considering I won’t be looking to buy too many goods so early on in the trip, [...]
According to the internet, I should be purchasing lots of crap to throw in my backpack before traipsing off to the other side of the world. To be honest, I’m completely overwhelmed by the prospect of fitting my life into a backpack. It’s not that I have an overwhelming attachment to my worldly goods–moving my [...]
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