I receive a lot of traffic on this site from people looking for information on how to buy train tickets in Thailand online. As such, I feel the need to inform you that passengers can no longer purchase Thai train tickets on the internet. Instead, you must go to the train station in person to [...]
Photo of Amsterdam, taken at the end of November!
My photos are all in one place. I have a strong internet connection. I’m unemployed. I have a home.
It’s the perfect time to start recording my travel memories.
However, I’m going to make these posts [...]
I am so very behind in telling all of you where I am. Honestly, blogging has turned into a lower priority on this marathon of travel, with moments of wifi reserved for writing my column or researching hostels and activities to do around the world. Right now, I should be figuring out what to do [...]
Sometimes I use this space to publish unedited rambles about all of the food I’ve eaten in a specific country. Unfortunately, I’ve lost this habit. Sometimes, the food in a particular locale doesn’t inspire (see: Mongolia, Russia). Other times, I get lazy (see: China). [...]
Somewhere on the rail line between cold, but clear, sun-tinted Mongolia and Siberia we passed decorative gourd season in its entirety. Perhaps there was a day or two of golden-leafed days somewhere in Irkutsk, but those first days were spent in a soft white bed inside a hostel inside [...]
Step 1. Go to an east coast, private liberal arts school with a large body of international students.
Step 2. Befriend a nice guy from Nepal.
Step 3. Move to Thailand and plan to stalk said friend from Nepal “while in the same hemisphere.”
Step 4. Show up in Kathmandu with no [...]
Beijing wasn’t at all what I expected. Aside from the rip-off cabby, the masses of tourists, and, most notably, the public restrooms with many squat potties, but no doors of any kind, Beijing was kind of surprising. Nicely surprising, even.
The first thing I want [...]
So I’m in Beijing, behind the Great Firewall, so I can’t get to Facebook or Twitter despite my illicit VPN, which is its own kind of torture. We haven’t been here 24 hours and the adventures in miscommunication have been unreal.
Our flight landed at 1 am. Our plane was nearly empty, but the flight [...]
No one has the excuse for boredom in Yangon so long as they are able to stroll down the city’s colonial grid-system streets. Delightfully designed by happenstance and history, Yangon feels like a bustling city in the midst of ruins, as many of the buildings built by the British have been left to [...]
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