I’m sitting on an AirAsia flight, at least my 20th flight of the semester. In addition to this being the longest flight I’ve taken since the initial one that brought me to Asia, our pilot has just informed us that we will be circling for another 20-30 minutes because of traffic at the airport. How … Continue reading Amigos!!
Throughout my time here in in Thailand, I’ve been taking note of things that would never happen back home or just things that are very different. I realized that most of my posts are actually about weekend trips, many to nearby countries, rather than everyday life where I’m actually studying. So here is a random … Continue reading Thailand’s Quirks
No, this post is not a copycat of the popular photoblog of a similar name, “Humans of New York”, which seeks to humanize all different types of people by posting the content of an impromptu interview beside a photo of them. That would require me to have some sort of positive feelings towards the taxi … Continue reading Taxi Drivers Of Bangkok
I have been terrible at keeping this blog, but who’s surprised? This post is about my weekend in Sumatra, which I spent deep in the jungle with my friends Jesse, Laura, Annabelle, and Kira. The trip had a HECTIC start, which has been the trend for basically all of our trips. Here’s how it went … Continue reading A Very Delayed Sumatra Post
I guess this post has been sitting in my drafts so here it is, better late than never! Every year for 10 days, Thais with Chinese heritage participate in a vegan (“je” or “jay” in Thai) festival, which is routed in their sect of the Buddhist religion. They abstain from drinking alcohol, using animal products, … Continue reading Chinatown Je Festival
Hello World!! It has been quite some time since I have posted on here, so my apologies. I’ve been quite busy the last few weeks with school, travel, and dealing with unexpected issues – here are just a few of the highlights and lowlights. Annabelle getting food poisoning right before our Siem Reap trip and … Continue reading Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
Last weekend, I traveled with a group of nine to Pai, a small town three hours outside of Chiang Mai, known for its laid back backpacker vibe and proximity to waterfalls, mountains, and other natural features. I was a bit hesitant about going on the trip because I felt like I needed a weekend off, … Continue reading A piece of Pai-radise