TL;DR*: I could have, but instead I quit the job that would have made car ownership financially feasible and instead used that money to go live in Thailand for a while.
The Long Version:
It’s trite, really, the older generation complaining about the lost values and demise of the generation they’ve spawned. Whether it’s ankle-showing [...]
It rained last night, and each and every drop pulled down a piece of the smog and the gloom and shooed them to the gutters. Now we can breathe. From inside our cozy apartment, we watched lightning strike trees just a block away, [...]
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 [...]
I started writing about how we measure development, as in developing countries versus developed countries, but I’m too distracted by the environment. Instead, here are some images captured with my iPhone from the back of a motorbike:
Rain will clear the smoke, but it’s not expected [...]
Act 1: Hot Time in the Old Town
The pollution still hangs thick in the air in Chiang Mai, but I’ve learned a little bit more about what’s causing it. In Northern Thailand, there is a strong tradition of burning trash, fields, forests, really anything that can burn, and the locals are going NUTS with [...]
Today at 4 pm. It is not at all humid or wet. This is not a rain cloud.
Today I have to spend the day inside.
I have to spend the day inside, though breezes court my skin and dark clouds protect the street from sun.
Today the grey sky sits in my [...]
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