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?
When traveling, I enjoy the unique delights of every city I visit, but it’s the cities located away from the concrete, in the farthest reaches of a country, which stirs curiosity the most. These far reaches sometimes end with border towns. In my opinion, a border that separates two countries is like some sort of … More Adventures in Tham Lod Cave
When I came across Social Print Studio’s beautiful photo books and metal prints, it reminded me of a trip I took to Khao Sok National Park in Thailand last year. The pictures in this post represent some of my most cherished memories from my travels through Southeast Asia, especially when I escaped the city for … More Khao Sok Trekking Wild and Untamed
Mold, dust, tetanus and creepiness aren’t the only things birthed from the death of failed and forgotten human construction. You can find beauty and adventure in the most unexpected places. You can even find it in a half finished abandoned building perched upon a cornmeal sand lot on the side of a remote highway in … More A Story About a Place With Pictures
It was unlike any abandoned place I’d ever explored. Despite being completely deserted and open, everything was clean and in its place. Nothing was trashed or overgrown and graffiti wasn’t sprayed across the crisp wood walls. But, something didn’t feel right. A heavy foreboding hung in the warm air. It was like gazing at a … More The Ghost Ship of Koh Chang
There is a quaint, quiet corner of northeast Thailand where the mountains rejoice at the awakening of the sun. They stretch with glistening green peaks past a creamy sea of clouds in sleepy greeting each and every morning. My boyfriend, Joram, and I decided to rent motorbikes and head to Phu Chi Fa mountain and … More Chasing the Sun in Phu Chi Fa
I would like to take a brief moment to pay homage to one of mankind’s most extraordinary inventions: the butt blaster, the bum gun, the incredible bidet. We westerners sit daintily upon our porcelain thrones amidst the spicy aroma of potpourri bowls and lavish lemony sprays, quietly going about our most intricate business of the day. Each and … More An Ode to the Bum Gun
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