Why Do All the Backpackers in Southeast Asia Wear Elephant Pants?

It’s pretty easy to identify a Southeast Asia backpacker. Just look at their pants and ask yourself: 1) Are they flowy? 2) Are they embellished with elephants? Elephant pants. A solid 99.9% of backpackers sport ‘em. You know you’re in Southeast Asia when a gaggle of gap year gals stride past, elephant pants of the … More Why Do All the Backpackers in Southeast Asia Wear Elephant Pants?

The Chicken Place

A plate clatters to the floor, clanging, banging, startling….everyone stops their work to glance at the mild ruckus. The older Thai woman behind the counter with kind eyes and a warm smile makes eye contact with me, and we both burst into a fit of giggles. I’ve been living in Chiang Rai, Thailand for over a … More The Chicken Place