The Lanterns of Jogyesa

Every year the monks at this temple in Seoul hang lanterns in May to celebrate Buddha's birthday. We were lucky and the lanterns were still...


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Is This Normal?

In a taxi with no seatbelt speeding for the city. I type a text to my mother saying we’ve arrived and are safely in a cab. Before I even...


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Our Day in Bangkok

Bangkok. We only have one day in Bangkok. We go outside the hotel and it’s hot as f***. In the street the vegetation is lush, the feeling...


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Welcome to Chiang Mai – Let’s Drive Up A Mountain

We go to a Temple on a mountain called Doi Suthep. Getting there involves sharing a songthauew with 5 strangers, Jane deftly convincing them...


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Chiang Mai’s Light, Chiang Mai’s Darkness

Chiang Mai is a city that sparkles. One city wall, flecked in who knows what material, shimmers in the twilight. Golden temples dot the...


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Just Watch the Rain

I’m standing on our balcony, monsoon rains coming down in sheets. One minute hot sun and the next downpour, blanketing everything in...


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Geckos, Butterflies, Fireflies

Geck-o, geck-o, the parrot like voice screams. Or f**k you, f**k you, if you haven’t yet learned that the creature claling out each night...


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