Don’t Fear the Rooster

I look at my pictures and see fake rooster after fake rooster, a surreal...


Chiang Dao Gets Real

Our tour goes roughly like this: “This rock looks like a lion. Want to take a...


The Monastery on the Mountain

Our first morning in Chiang Dao we climb 500 steps to a monastery on the side of...


Geckos, Butterflies, Fireflies

Geck-o, geck-o, the parrot like voice screams. Or f**k you, f**k you, if you...


Just Watch the Rain

I’m standing on our balcony, monsoon rains coming down in sheets. One minute...


Chiang Mai’s Light, Chiang Mai’s Darkness

Chiang Mai is a city that sparkles. One city wall, flecked in who knows what...


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

We go to a Temple on a mountain called Doi Suthep. Getting there involves...


Is This Normal?

In a taxi with no seatbelt speeding for the city. I type a text to my mother...